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Growing community: Conservation agriculture over the airwaves

By Farm Radio International | Feb 6, 2019

Matefie Meja is a single mother of three who farms a half-hectare of land in Chifisa, Ethiopia. It’s intensive work. As she has no ox…

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For farmers facing climate change, radio means resilience

By Farm Radio International | Nov 18, 2016

Photo: Jesse Winter One of the ultimate injustices of climate change is that those who have contributed to it the least are those most vulnerable to…

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Radio can rain information when drought strikes

By Farm Radio International | Jul 5, 2016

Imagine you’re a farmer and the rainy season that you depend on doesn’t come. This happens again — and again. After three failed rainy seasons you…

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Voices from the field: Farming in times of drought

By Farm Radio International | Jun 8, 2016

Farmers living in the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia are no strangers to challenging weather. They have a long history of working their farms using…

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Her Voice on Air: Speaking up and fighting drought in Ethiopia

By Farm Radio International | May 26, 2016

FRI’s Karen Hampson (right) interviews Hiwot Tirfneh (centre) and other members of the Mearenet women’s radio listening group in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia.  Nine women surround Hiwot,…

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Interactive radio: A low-impact way to grow eco-friendly agriculture

By Farm Radio International | Apr 22, 2016

Earth Day is a time to reflect on the various ways that human beings are part of and interact with the environment. A time to…

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How changing rainfall is affecting farmers in Ghana

By Farm Radio International | Dec 1, 2015

The rains in the Upper East Region of Ghana normally start in May. This year they didn’t come until July. Farmers near the community of…

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Audio postcard: Vox popping in Ghana to capture the voice of the people

By Farm Radio International | Nov 8, 2013

Hello my name is Sylvie Harrison and I am the radio broadcast specialist for the Climate Change Adaptation in Northern Ghana Enhanced project, also known as…

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The Drama of the Radio Drama …

By Farm Radio International | Nov 15, 2011

Small-scale farmers in Nigeria, particularly female farmers, are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In 2007, a project was initiated by the African…

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Kenya: Women use a rotating savings scheme to help each other survive a drought (by Pius Sawa for Farm Radio International)

By Farm Radio International | Oct 14, 2011

To mark the International Day of Rural Women on October 15th, Farm Radio Weekly (FRW) featured an article from one of our two FRW Service…

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