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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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Farm Radio International develops new sustainable radio approach

February 12, 2019

At Farm Radio International, we’ve seen what works when it comes to radio projects. From projects on sweet potato, to those on climate change and women’s rights, we see great results come from informative radio programming time and time again. There’s just one problem. When a project ends, the radio program may end with it,…

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Farm Radio is a Winner of The Rockefeller Foundation 2012 Innovation Challenges Competition!

July 9, 2012

In June of this year, Farm Radio International’s Regional Field Manager in Mali – Modibo Coulibaly – entered an idea to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2012 Innovation Challenges Competition. The idea, called FarmQuest, was developed by the Farm Radio International team. On June 25, we received the exciting news that this idea was one of 15…

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Our Work

May 18, 2017

We put radio to work in rural Africa. We put radio to work in rural Africa. What we do We make radio the very best it can be for rural communities across Africa. Radio Resources We provide resources and training to help rural radio broadcasters create programs that better serve their listeners. Learn more Radio…

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We need your clicks!

March 23, 2012

Farm Radio International very often submits proposals for new projects and funding. Last week our ICT and Radio Specialist, Bart Sullivan found a funding opportunity which suits his latest idea for supporting African radio stations. He is proposing new ways for radio stations to share information and content. We have submitted his idea to the…

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Competition winner says listening to farmers is the key

May 7, 2010

John Cheburet’s “media fantasy” was formed at a young age. As a boy, he and his brother used their father’s radio. They listened to many programs: from sports commentary to news on Deutsche Welle Swahili. In school, he realized that his awareness and general knowledge was above his peers who did not listen to radio.…

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World Radio Day: 20+ podcasts & radio shows to celebrate the power of radio

February 12, 2018

Last month we attended the WUSC & CECI International Forum to present the Young Journalists’ Global Podcast Challenge. We asked, what are you listening to? And we heard from many fellow radio lovers. Below is a list of recommended podcasts and radio shows to keep you informed and entertained in today’s busy world. Of course…

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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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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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