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Tuning In Fall 2017

Read the fall edition of Tuning In!

Oct 24, 2017

In our latest edition of Tuning In, we draw your attention to a very alarming, voracious pest, the Fall armyworm. It is causing destruction as…

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Extension worker reaches farmers by radio

One hour, thousands of farmers helped: A good day for an extension worker in Ghana

Oct 22, 2017

For 38 years, Alhassan Dramani worked as an extension officer for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in the Savelugu district of Ghana’s Northern…

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Nakaseke Radio goes on air in Uganda to alert farmers about Fall armyworm

Oct 17, 2017

Like many maize farmers in central Uganda, Peter Balaba was dismayed to find Fall armyworm caterpillars in his fields again this season. Peter farms four…

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From radio broadcaster to guinea fowl farmer

Radio documentary: From broadcaster to guinea fowl consultant

Oct 3, 2017

Veronica Barik may be the newest guinea fowl consultant in the Upper East Region of Ghana, but the way she tells her story—the powerful voice,…

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Fall Armyworm

Small but hungry

Sep 20, 2017

A new and dangerous pest is quickly spreading across Africa. In less than two years, the Fall armyworm has been spotted in 26 countries from…

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Woman farmer with radio

Voices from the field: Demitu Desasa, Ethiopia

Sep 13, 2017

Demitu Desasa has a wide smile as she shares her story outside her circular home in Leman Ayetu kebele, in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia.…

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Voices from the field: Farmer stories from northern Ghana

Sep 7, 2017

Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy in Ghana, with more than half of the labour force in the country earning income from agriculture. Despite…

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This is real work: Through the mud and into the soybean field

Aug 1, 2017

To reach Hidya Muhidini Kipila’s soya bean field, we had to wade through a puddle knee deep and 10 metres long. A toddler could learn…

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Teff in Ethiopia

Sharing one farmer’s success story with millions more

Jul 5, 2017

Small-scale farmers are naturally risk averse, as a successful harvest is essential for their food security and income. What can encourage farmers to take the…

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Rural women Listening Group

Broadcasters chat online about interactive radio — and the challenges of engaging women

May 8, 2017

Over four weeks in February and March, more than 150 radio broadcasters from 23 countries gathered online for an in-depth discussion about interactive radio, exchanging…

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