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It takes a village: Engaging men, women & youth in ‘women’s issues’

July 11, 2018

“It takes a village to raise a child.” This proverb has many important meanings, but one related truth is that maternal, newborn and children’s health shouldn’t be a woman’s issue; it should be a priority for the whole family. We’re working hard in Burkina Faso to change attitudes towards maternal and child health, encouraging men…

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‘I think radio has better pictures’: Q & A with Doug Ward, recent appointee to the Order of Canada

January 14, 2016

Doug Ward, the chair of the board of FRI, in the studio at Radio Fana in Mali. We congratulate Doug Ward, the chair of our board, on his recent appointment to the Order of Canada. Doug is a long-time radio advocate, with 30 years of experience with CBC. Doug is a fantastic champion of the…

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Radio – Where knowledge flows, food grows

December 23, 2011

Farm Radio International’s Annual Report 2010/2011 is now available online. The following is the Executive Director’s Report. The name Farm Radio International seems to capture the imagination. When people first hear about Farm Radio International, they often ask: “where can we find you on the radio dial?” or “how many listeners do you have?” Some…

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Mental Health on Air: How we started a conversation about youth mental health in Malawi and Tanzania

February 1, 2016

What does it look like when youth discuss depression? Find out on our three-part documentary – Mental Health on Air: Healthy minds, resilient communities, produced by CBC Ottawa’s Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco. A frank, open discussion about mental illness and depression is a new phenomenon in Canada, but one that is gaining traction thanks to campaigns like…

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Radio innovations from The Hangar: Beeping for vital information

February 4, 2016

Radio is a fantastic tool for reaching millions of listeners with life-changing information. But the cell phone revolution is making this communication tool even more powerful. A cell phone allows listeners to call the radio station and contribute to a program.   ‘Beeping’ also allows callers to contribute and receive information in new ways. ‘Beeping’…

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Strategic Intentions

October 26, 2020

2020-2025 Strategic Plan Our roadmap to supporting rural Africans over the airwaves. Download the plan A community effort to look to the future In April 2020, Farm Radio International embarked on a new five-year strategic plan. The plan is the product of a highly participatory and consultative process, involving staff at all levels and in…

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Audio postcard: Monty Jones, the king of FARA

August 2, 2013

Monty Jones. His name is on the tip of everyone’s tongue whether it’s an international aid group thanking him for being their first point of contact or as one of the founding members of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). In this photo, Jones is taking the podium for the last time as…

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Audio postcard: Interactive radio growing “the pride of Singida”

December 21, 2015

Over 50 people are crammed into Mnung’una village’s small executive office. The back of the tin roof is ripped and banging loudly in the wind. Trucks rattle over the speed bumps of a nearby road leading to Singida in central Tanzania. Some of the women are sharing chairs and men are standing on desks in…

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Senegal

Our work in Senegal

September 19, 2018

Our work in Senegal Our work in Senegal Our Senegal office was officially opened in 2018 through a strategic partnership with CECI. We are currently taking part in the Uniterra volunteer-cooperation program in the country but also have a major focus on gender-equality programming. With funding from Global Affairs Canada, we are running our flagship…

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Press Release: Farm Radio International’s work serving women farmers featured at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania

June 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuning in to what women farmers want: Farm Radio International (FRI) shines a spotlight on the importance of women farmers’ radio at the African First Ladies Summit, “Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa,” in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, July 2-3, 2013. The Summit marks the launch of Her Farm Radio, a suite of…

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