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Twenty-one Francophone African broadcasters learn to make radio with a story-based approach and well-focused ideas

Jan 24, 2011

Jeanne Tchakoute is wearing a beautiful pink suit. Full of energy, she gets up to dance and sing. She bends forward while pretending to wipe…

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Water Integrity Script Package Launched

Dec 3, 2010

Everywhere in the world, people understand that water is life. Especially in rural areas. But water is also a resource, and sometimes a commodity. Thus,…

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Remembering George Atkins

Nov 30, 2010

It was one year ago today, that Farm Radio International founder, Dr. George Atkins, passed away. The support of farm broadcasters by this unique Canadian…

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New Technology Meets Old Radio

Nov 29, 2010

The year 2009-2010 was a remarkable period of reflection, celebration, loss and hope for Farm Radio International. We marked the 30th anniversary of the organization,…

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Record number of scripts submitted in 2010 scriptwriting competition on healthy communities

Nov 17, 2010

Farm Radio International’s most successful and well-attended online scriptwriting course ended on 23 October. A total of 410 participants signed up, with 104 completing all…

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Grace Amito from Mega FM, Uganda, wins the 2010 George Atkins Communication Award!

Nov 5, 2010

Ms. Amito was part of the Mega FM African Farm Radio Research Initiative team which produced very popular participatory radio campaigns on honey production and…

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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)

Oct 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…

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

Oct 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…

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Alberta to Africa — a continued role in farm extension

Oct 7, 2010

Charlie Cheshire spent his entire career helping farmers adopt new technologies in his home province of Alberta. He worked with radio to reach more Albertan…

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Farm Radio Scriptwriting Competition Has Record Number of Participants!

Aug 26, 2010

Farm Radio International’s fourth radio scriptwriting competition on Healthy Communities in sub-Saharan Africa is well underway. On August 16th, a free, 10 week online scriptwriting…

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