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11,000+ African small-scale farmers use radio and mobile phones to tell decision makers attending Africa Food Systems Forum what they need to succeed in a changing climate

Sep 6, 2023

Though climate change, food system shocks and inflation are intensifying the challenges faced by small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, they want to remain in their homes, according to a report released today.

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Challenging household gender roles in Burkina Faso

Jun 15, 2023

Pascal Sawadogo used to get upset at his wife if she didn’t finish her chores. After participating in a radio series, the Burkinabe farmer decided to instead lend her a helping hand.

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On Air Dialogues: Listening to — and learning from — rural people

Apr 27, 2023

On Air Dialogues are an innovative type of radio programming, which use mobile phone-based polling to bring rural voices into national and global conversations about critical issues like food security, nutrition, health and climate change.

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EVENT | Raising women’s voices for food security and gender equality

Mar 14, 2023

Join us on March 29 as we explore lessons learned about gender equality for development organizations to build into the design of future projects.

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Improving food security and gender equality for women, this International Women’s Day and beyond

Mar 3, 2023

This International Women’s Day, we celebrate reaching two million people with information on gender equality and food security.

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On Air Dialogues: What rural people in sub-Saharan Africa have to say about climate change

Dec 13, 2022

In October 2022, Farm Radio International organized a series of three On Air Dialogues in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso to gather the views, perspectives and experiences of rural people as they contend with climate change. Learn what African farmers had to say about the impacts of climate change and how they are adapting their farming practices.

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Collaborating on the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

Dec 8, 2022

Find out how Farm Radio International collaborated this year on the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. Learn about a coalition of women’s rights organizations in Burkina Faso and the ways that radio stations got involved in the campaign.

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Communicating about COVID-19 vaccines on air

Nov 23, 2022

Learn about creative campaigns to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence in sub-Saharan Africa. Based on Farm Radio International’s radio resources, stations developed programs to engage their community in conversation about the virus and vaccine.

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Canada invests in radio to broadcast nature-based solutions in Africa.

Aug 23, 2022

Over five years, Canada will address climate change and biodiversity loss in rural Africa through an innovative 10.9 million dollar investment by Global Affairs Canada in radio programs that highlight and promote nature-based solutions.

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Rosemonde Bakieno, winner of the 2022 George Atkins Communications Award

May 4, 2022

Rosemonde Bakieno is a journalist and director of Radio Munyu, a community radio station for women in Banfora, Burkina Faso.

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