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Finding rainfall: Radio, technology and climate change

Feb 2, 2021

Peter Kakanji brushes his teeth, using bristles of a stick as a toothbrush. He looks to the sky for signs of imminent rainfall because he…

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Senegalese farmer turns to radio during COVID shutdown

Nov 23, 2020

Fatoumata Camara, a farmer in southern Senegal has turned to radio during the double challenges of COVID-19 and climate change.

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Climate crisis: Farmers turn to radio

Sep 17, 2019

Farmers in Tanzania are turning to radio for informational tops on climate change and weather forecasts to help deal with the climate crisis.

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Matefie Meja

Growing community: Conservation agriculture over the airwaves

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

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

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

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

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

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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Lawrence Hiya

Audio postcard: How changing rainfall is affecting farmers in Ghana

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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