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Can a reality show really deliver aid to Africa? Yes!

January 21, 2014

“BALLAN, MALI—Mamadou Diarra wields his machete in a calloused hand. Rivulets of sweat roll down the 26-year-old’s face as he hacks a path through a hectare of sun-brittled cornstalks. It is his first crop and the rains are late. A mélange of jihadists and insurgents are waging a hide-and-seek war in the north, but farmers…

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Mentors, youth and reality radio: the recipe to increase sustainable farming (and employment) in Mali

June 5, 2013

About the author Lisa Weighton is doing her M.A. in International Development at the University of Ottawa. She is currently working as a co-op student with Farm Radio International in Ottawa. It’s a time of self-invention and vast optimism. A time to unearth hidden talents and build new skills. A time to boast radiant skin,…

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Audio postcard: Reality radio in Mali

August 8, 2013

Hi, I’m Erica Pomerance, project advisor for the FarmQuest radio reality project here in Mali.  This photo was taken in the village of Tingole Banankabougou where I accompanied project coordinator, Lamine Togola, to interview candidates for the project.  Here we see 18-year-old Kafune Mariko, wearing white, along with her local advisor, Alimata Diarra, who is…

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Our work in Mali

September 19, 2018

Our work in Mali Our work in Mali Political unrest and insecurity in Mali in recent years has made radio an even more critical source of information and dialogue, as internal conflict often results in reduced public services. Working in Mali remains a challenge due to security concerns, but we are proud to have maintained…

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Radio Program Approaches

Radio Program Approaches

May 23, 2018

  Radio program approaches Radio program approaches We have developed a range of approaches to radio programs that get results at scale. They are used in our radio projects to raise awareness, increase knowledge and drive the adoption of behaviours that help millions of people enjoy better livelihoods, nutrition and overall wellbeing each year. Participatory…

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A look behind the scenes of FarmQuest with Radio Fanaka

August 29, 2014

For the past several weeks we have been introducing you to the six candidates that took part in the FarmQuest project in Mali:  six young people have shown their communities that they have what it takes to  start farming businesses that can not only feed their families, but make a living. Now its time to introduce…

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Supporting radio journalism in the time of COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Farm Radio International is supporting African broadcasters in reaching rural audiences with critical information about COVID-19

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Happy 30th! From Farm Radio Partner, TRALSO

August 6, 2009

The Board, management, staff and the rural communities serviced by the Transkei Land Service Organisation (TRALSO) salute Farm Radio International (formerly Developing Countries Radio Network (DCFRN)) on your 30th anniversary. As you celebrate your 30th anniversary, we share your commitment and passion to improving the lives of the poor resourced rural communities around the world…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Diakaridja Fomba

August 22, 2014

This week, we’re pleased to introduce you to the final candidate in the FarmQuest reality radio program in Mali: Diakaridja Fomba. Much like his fellow candidate Mamadou Diarra, Diakaridja moved to the city in search of a better life before realizing that his future was back home, on the land. When asked why more young…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Fanto Samake

August 15, 2014

Fanto Samake has been around cattle since childhood and, as a candidate in the FarmQuest reality radio program, wanted to raise dairy cows. Unfortunately for Fanto, and other farmers in his village of  Tingole Banankabougou, cows are expensive. Although his mother gave him three head of cattle to get started, adding to his herd to increase milk…

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