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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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The summer edition of Network News is here!

July 15, 2014

The summer edition of Network News is here! In this edition, learn about Farm Radio International’s unprecedented poll that helped thousands of small-scale farmers share their opinions and needs with policy-makers, how a radio program inspired a much-needed agribusiness, and about the impact of the FarmQuest reality radio program. The newsletter also profiles two long-time donors and volunteers,…

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Reaching young people with old technology: Meet the FarmQuest candidates!

August 9, 2013

*Above: Mamadou Diarra, contestant on FarmQuest, is interviewed by Fatogoma Sanogo of Radio Fanaka. Diakaridia Fomba raises chickens in the idyllic village of Dien, in Mali, West Africa. Newborn chicks scurry around his traditional chicken coop while guinea fowl and sheep mill about his property. But farming hasn’t come easy to the 35-year-old. As a…

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Press Release: Farm Radio International’s work serving women farmers featured at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania

June 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuning in to what women farmers want: Farm Radio International (FRI) shines a spotlight on the importance of women farmers’ radio at the African First Ladies Summit, “Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa,” in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, July 2-3, 2013. The Summit marks the launch of Her Farm Radio, a suite of…

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Farm Radio Weekly Launches a new Series of Scripts on Maternal Health

May 27, 2009

The health and survival of women during pregnancy and childbirth is an important issue throughout the world, but particularly for rural families in resource-poor countries.  The 5th Millennium Development Goal adopted by the world in the year 2000 is to improve maternal health by reducing the incidence of maternal mortality by 75%, and by achieving…

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Webinar: Who is missing at dinner? June 2 at 8 a.m. ET.

Watch: Communication is key in creating equitable food systems

June 8, 2021

There is no equitable food system without farmers—and communication is essential in ensuring those farmers have a say.

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Children try their hand at distance learning over the radio

Lessons in learning, literacy and radio during a global pandemic

February 19, 2021

Educational inequalities mean the most underserved have been left behind during COVID-19. Farm Radio is working with CODE to provide distance learning over the radio.

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Farm Radio International – defining our role in the anti-racism movement

June 12, 2020

When news of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer spread, and Black Lives Matter protests took place in many parts of the West and other parts of the world, we took serious thought as an organization. As individuals, we were shocked, angered, and saddened. We reached out to…

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From wildfires to COVID: the importance of local journalism in emergencies

May 25, 2020

What covering the 2017 British Columbia wildfires taught me about the importance of local news during an emergency.

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World Radio Day

Celebrating radio across Africa : World Radio Day 2020

March 12, 2020

Farm Radio International’s staff spent World Radio Day doing their best work to make radio a powerful tool for development and change.

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