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Farm Radio International open house in Tamale draws enthusiastic crowd

December 8, 2016

Farm Radio International’s country director for Ghana, Benjamin Fiafor, gives opening remarks at the Radio and ICT Communication for Development Day open house event in Tamale in November 2016. With more than 60 attendees, Farm Radio International’s open house on November 24 in Tamale, Ghana, was a “great success,” according to event coordinator and value…

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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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Farmers in Malawi turn to community radio for information about cassava mosaic disease

April 20, 2017

Members of the Chitontho Farmers Club gather in the Nkhotakota district of Malawi’s Central Region. Sitting in the shade of her grass-thatched house, cassava farmer Achipera Nankambi recalls how she used to listen to a radio program called Dotolo wa Chinagwa pa Wailesi  (Cassava Doctor on Air) on Nkhotakota Community Radio.  The program launched in September 2016, at…

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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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Family farmers are the backbone of food security and nutrition in Africa, let their voices be heard

July 28, 2020

Farm Radio International, YenKasa Africa and the FAO launch radio campaign aims to advance resilient family farming in Africa.

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Nakaseke Radio goes on air in Uganda to alert farmers about Fall armyworm

October 17, 2017

Like many maize farmers in central Uganda, Peter Balaba was dismayed to find Fall armyworm caterpillars in his fields again this season. Peter farms four acres of maize in Nakaseke, Uganda, about 65 kilometres north of the capital, Kampala. He also produces farmer programs at Nakaseke Radio. During last season’s drought, he interviewed dozens of…

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How Farm Radio International changed my life

June 24, 2009

Guillaume Kanga Nkodo in his plantain field As a long time Farm Radio International listener (radio ODAMA-FM), Guillaume Kanga Nkodo, a plantain farmer in Cameroon shares his personal experience on the benefits of our work.  Below is his story: Well, what interested me most was that, through the Farm Radio programs, we were told about new…

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Farm Radio “hangs out” with Gates Foundation

June 10, 2013

Technology and new media are playing an increasingly active role in society. Hashtags, tweetups and followers have entered our lives (and the blogosphere) in recent years. Many of us check our news feeds before we brush our teeth in the morning. In Africa, a new report shows that mobile devices, the Internet and social media…

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Radio Salama brings women to the forefront

Radio Communautaire Salama: Grand Prize Winner of the 2021 Liz Hughes Award

March 4, 2021

Radio Communautaire Salama broadcasts an exceptional radio program addressing the serious issue of sexual and gender-based violence

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What is the state of farmer radio programming in Africa?

December 12, 2014

Ideally, international development efforts are driven by the needs and circumstances of the people they intend to serve. But when international development organizations develop expertise in certain areas, their projects tend to be driven more by what they know how to do rather than the needs of the people they serve. The expression “If all…

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