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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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Share the love on World Radio Day!

February 11, 2014

Love is in the air! Not only is Friday Valentine’s Day, but Thursday February 13th is World Radio Day. Radio is recognized around the world for its role in creating positive change. This special day gives radio practitioners and enthusiasts an opportunity to celebrate this important communication tool. Do you love radio? Tell us why!…

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Rwanda: Climate change concerns farmers on World Food Day (by Jean Paul Ntezimana for Farm Radio Weekly in Rwanda)

October 13, 2010

It is a Thursday morning with bright sunshine and a fresh breeze. Potatoes are heaped on freshly dug land. The farmer inspects them one by one and puts them in a bag. Theoneste Havugimana is harvesting his last potatoes for this year. I do not remember well the date of World Food Day. However, what I…

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Join our Thunderclap to share the love on World Radio Day!

January 30, 2017

To learn what we’re doing for World Radio Day this year, visit here. Valentine’s Day is for lovers. The day before is for lovers of radio. Taking place each year on February 13, World Radio Day is a global celebration of the power of radio. All around the world, radio entertains and informs us. It connects…

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Farm Radio helps Trans World Radio to serve farmers across Kenya (by Heather Miller, Farm Radio Weekly editor)

May 26, 2009

On a recent holiday to Kenya, I had the enjoyable opportunity to visit one of our Partners (Trans World Radio Kenya) and hear first-hand how important Farm Radio International is. David Angango wears a broad smile when he talks about Farm Radio International. His sentences are often punctuated with laughter. Within a few minutes of…

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Celebrate World Radio Day with Farm Radio International

February 12, 2017

Taking place each year on February 13, World Radio Day is a global celebration of radio that was established in 2012 by the UN.   Why dedicate a day to celebrate a century-old medium more than a decade into the 21st century? Because, even in our high-tech world with new gadgets and gizmos, radio is still…

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African small-scale farmers use radio and mobile phones to send a message of optimism and caution to world leaders attending Food Systems Summit

September 20, 2021

Small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are impacted disproportionately by climate change, poverty and undernutrition, yet a report released today shows many remain optimistic about the future of farming.

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World Food Day: Farmers call for a united front against hunger in Burkina Faso (by Inoussa Maiga, for Farm Radio Weekly)

October 16, 2010

Saïdou Ouedrago is a farmer in Koualga, a village in southern Burkina Faso. He is a happy man. His wheat fields promise a good harvest this year. Burkina Faso is preparing to mark World Food Day 2010 on October 16. Gourcy, a town in the north, will host the event this year. Mr. Ouedrago says,…

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Volunteers: Open call for developers to join us in Tanzania

October 10, 2013

Are you a developer who likes to mash things up a bit? Attend a hack-a-thon now and again? Love the challenge of finding new ways to apply your skills and make the world a better place? If yes, Farm Radio International is looking for a few good programmers like you! Developers from all over the…

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Sharing our favourite World Radio Day voice messages

March 13, 2017

To celebrate World Radio Day earlier this year, we invited radio lovers from around the world to participate in a special Radio is You! Uliza poll to share how they use radio and why they love it.   The results were incredible, with 816 people from 27 countries calling in to answer the multiple-choice questions and…

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