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Our work in Ethiopia

September 18, 2018

Our work in Ethiopia Our work in Ethiopia Ethiopia is home to some of our most popular radio programs. Given the country’s large population (the second largest in Africa) and strong public service broadcasting system, the programs we have supported there have reached tens of millions of people. Our projects in Ethiopia have focused on…

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Our history

August 22, 2018

  Our history Our History The seed for Farm Radio International was planted nearly 40 years ago in rural Zambia when a man named George Atkins had a simple, but really good idea. It was 1975 and George, a Canadian farm radio broadcaster, was out in the Zambian countryside with his African colleagues as part…

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Faba beans

Farming faba beans—a source of income and equality

August 3, 2021

Radio and faba beans are paving the way for women producers and growers to challenge gender norms and participate in farming.

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Learn why Theodora Kubaje is hopeful radio will improve her food security

June 2, 2015

Theodora Kubaje keeps a brood of guinea fowl on her family farm to ensure her family of seven has access to protein in their diets. Occasionally, she will sell a guinea fowl for extra income to purchase seeds, fertilizer or extra food during the lean season. Guinea fowl are an important element on family farms…

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Tanzania

Our work in Tanzania

June 26, 2018

Our work in Tanzania Our work in Tanzania We have run some of our most far-reaching and diverse programs in Tanzania. The presence of a strong national language — 10% of Tanzanians have Swahili as their mother tongue, but up to 90% speak it as a second language — means that radio programs can be…

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A radio program has youth in Malawi and Tanzania talking about mental health — and they are loving it

May 7, 2015

At the launch of the second season of Nkhawa Njee in Malawi, hundreds of young people yell “Nkhawa Njee! Yonse Bo!” (Depression Free! Life is Cool!) in a boisterous call and response initiated by the program’s popular radio host The Diktator. The radio program, which reaches an estimated 500,000 youth in Malawi each week, is…

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The Ottawa Citizen article: “Taking to the African airwaves” talks about Farm Radio International’s work

September 6, 2011

On Saturday, September 3, 2011, The Ottawa Citizen published the article: “Taking to the African airwaves: An Ottawa aid group is using radio broadcasts to spread the word of efficient farming practices” by Alex Webber.  The following is the article: As drought and famine plagues several parts of eastern Africa, an Ottawa-based NGO is using radio to…

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Canadian Foodgrains Bank

New partnership embraces radio to promote conservation agriculture in Tanzania and Ethiopia

March 13, 2017

We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Canadian Foodgrains Bank that will provide conservation agriculture radio programming to 500,000 farming households in Tanzania and Ethiopia. What is conversation agriculture? Conservation agriculture is a farming approach that uses minimal soil disturbance, crop rotations, and cover crops to improve soil health and increase production. Why radio? Radio…

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Broadcaster interviews a farmer in ethiopia with onions faded in the foreground

Filling the void: How radio is serving farmers in Ethiopia during the pandemic

May 14, 2021

When COVID-19 made face-to-face extension impossible, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture called on Farm Radio International to design interactive extension programs to support farmers during the pandemic.

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Video: Radio for farmer value chain development in Ghana

February 21, 2017

Video by Anaïs Voski Across Africa, small-scale farmers produce as much as 80 percent of their countries’ food supplies, but they are often the most vulnerable to hunger. This is the case in Ghana, where farmers are the first link in the agricultural value chain but are often underpaid or taken advantage of when they…

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