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Audio Postcard: Inclusivity in Mining

March 26, 2019

Industry in Ghana is a vital source of revenue, but local communities don’t always see the benefits. A radio program is looking to change that.

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Uliza: Connecting broadcasters and farmers for better radio

September 9, 2016

Video by Katie Burnham At Farm Radio International we work to share knowledge with small-scale African farmers and make sure their voices are heard. Radio is a really effective way to reach a large audience, but it is essentially a one-way communications tool. So how do make sure that we’re helping radio stations to engage with listeners…

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Scaling Her Voice on Air

Scaling Her Voice on Air: New project will bring interactive radio to more than 2 million women farmers in West Africa

February 20, 2019

Press release With funding from Global Affairs Canada, we will bring improved interactive radio services to Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Senegal, reaching more than 7 million small-scale farmers to improve food security and gender equality. February 20, 2019 OTTAWA, Ontario – Farm Radio International (FRI) is excited to start a new five-year project that…

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Interactive radio: Key to achieving the SDGs

July 29, 2016

Photo credit: Jesse Winter One of the landmarks of last year was the global agreement on a new plan of action to follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In September 2015, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York and unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 highly ambitious Sustainable Development Goals…

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Guinea Fowl Evaluation

How an odd little bird is helping farmers in Ghana make a living

December 12, 2018

In October, the Farm Radio International team in Tamale, Ghana, conducted a five day evaluation of the BRIDGE, or Bridging Rural Information Dissemination through Dialogue and Engagement, program. The program sought to create awareness of best farming practices in guinea fowl rearing and to increase the participation of women and youth in this sector. The…

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Radio can rain information when drought strikes

July 5, 2016

Imagine you’re a farmer and the rainy season that you depend on doesn’t come. This happens again — and again. After three failed rainy seasons you hear that sudden and heavy rains may come and wipe out what you have left. This is the situation for farmers in Ethiopia, who are experiencing the worst drought their…

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Voices from the field: Farming in times of drought

June 8, 2016

Farmers living in the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia are no strangers to challenging weather. They have a long history of working their farms using sophisticated knowledge handed down over generations. They know how to adapt to cycles of nature. But the worst drought in 50 years coupled with one of the strongest El Niño events…

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Achieving zero hunger through radio programs on guinea fowl

October 15, 2018

This World Food Day, we’re showcasing one of our projects that shows how basic agriculture information can not only help farmers raise nutritious animals for food, but how they can spark a business that will help them achieve long-term sustainable food security. In northern Ghana, nine out of 10 households raise guinea fowl. These birds…

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Audio postcard: The important role of community radio in Malawi

December 12, 2014

This photo shows a rural farmer, Agnes Chitseko sitting beside a radio. Every week on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon she tunes into 109.5 FM to listen to agricultural programs. Through listening to the advice given on the programs Agnes stopped using traditional farming practices and instead adopted new agricultural techniques that have helped her…

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Hamsatou Kano

How radio brought a nurse to Kokomani village

May 20, 2016

Hamsatou Kano, president of the Kokomani women’s radio listening group, being interviewed for a radio broadcast. A single radio broadcast can change lives. This is certainly true for the people of Kokomani, Niger. Located on the banks of the Niger River, Kokomani is about 20 kilometres from the nearest city of Tillabery. Until recently, health services were almost non-existent…

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