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Tuning in to Secure Food

February 4, 2011

Food security is back in the headlines along with some hard-to-answer questions about how to achieve Millennium Development Goal 1. One of the solutions can be found in technology adapted for use on small farms in Africa. Gary Humphreys reports in an article featured in the February 2011 Bulletin of the World Health Organization on…

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Healthy Soils Make Healthy Farms

August 6, 2010

Soil is the foundation of farming. When farmers take care of the soil and ensure that it’s healthy, the farm will be more likely to provide the food and income that is needed. If the soil is not healthy, farmers cannot produce what they need. Soil is more than just a thing in which farmers…

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Participatory Radio Campaigns Work

May 21, 2010

It has been 3 years since we launched the African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) in which we set out to assess the effectiveness of farm radio on meeting the food security objectives of rural farming households in Africa. Radio stations from Tanzania, Uganda, Mali, Ghana and Malawi took part in the initiative that involved…

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Farmer Innovation Script Package Launched

April 28, 2010

Welcome to package 90! This package features the 15 winning scripts from the radio scriptwriting competition on smallholder farmer innovation. The scripts tell fascinating stories about creative farmers across sub-Saharan Africa who have come up with ways to improve their livelihoods. Innovative farmers create change and improvement in their families’ lives and their communities. They…

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CBC Radio’s “Sunday Edition” with Farm Radio’s Doug Ward Audio Now Available

June 2, 2009

Doug Ward, Farm Radio International’s Chair, with staff at Radio Fana in Mali As an update to Friday’s post, CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition episode from this week featuring Farm Radio International’s Chair, Doug Ward, is now available online in MP3 format. Click here to listen (Doug’s interview starts about 3/4 of the way through the…

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Press Release: Farm Radio International Wins Award for Radio Campaign Strategy in Africa

March 23, 2010

Ottawa, Canada, March 23, 2010 – Farm Radio International is a recipient of the ALINe 2010 Farmer Voice Awards announced on March 11.  Organizations from twenty countries submitted nominations for the awards which are given to projects that promote the voice of farmers.   ALINe works with a wide range of agricultural organizations, providing technical…

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“Serving agriculture, the basic industry. This is George Atkins.”

December 3, 2009

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of founder George Atkins, in his 93rd year, on November 30, 2009. George Atkins listened to farmers. And his best advice to broadcasters was just that: listen to the farmers. George learned from farmers. In fact, we don’t think George ever met a farmer from…

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Looking ahead…Implementing award-winning radio campaigns

October 3, 2011

In late 2010, Farm Radio International wrapped up the African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI), a 42-month program that was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AFRRI was a great success, allowing us to work with 25 radio stations in five countries to produce and broadcast a total of 49 Participatory Radio Campaigns…

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locusts in Kenya

CBC As It Happens: Radio helps farmers impacted by locust infestation

February 14, 2020

Moses Omondi, our radio craft and program officer in Kenya, spoke with Carol Off of CBC’s As It Happens about the locust infestation plaguing the country.

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Farm Radio named Top 2 International Charity in Canada: Maclean’s magazine

November 22, 2019

Farm Radio International is honoured to be named among the best charities and top international charities in Canada this year.

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