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Matefie Meja

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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Harbe-Tafesse

Maize farmers grow special plants to manage Fall armyworm

By Farm Radio International | Nov 28, 2018

On a cloudy morning, Harbe Tafesse walks through a narrow passageway on one side of her house that leads to the 625-square-metre piece of land…

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Mathewos Feleke

Mathewos Feleke: 2018 George Atkins Communications Award runner-up

By Farm Radio International | Nov 1, 2018

Mathewos Feleke of Wolaitta Sodo Fana FM in Ethiopia is a man of many talents. A former high school teacher, school supervisor, and farmer, Mr.…

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When a new pest invades, radio is the tool farmers need to protect their fields

By Farm Radio International | Jul 25, 2018

When Ethiopian farmers and agricultural experts first learned about Fall armyworm in early 2017, the picture was gloomy. This invasive pest is native to the…

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Learning to cook quality protein maize

By Farm Radio International | Apr 25, 2018

Listen to part of a cooking show, which aired on four radio stations in three languages in Ethiopia. Across Africa, many families rely on maize…

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How we adapted our programs in Ethiopia to respond to the Fall armyworm crisis

How we adapted our programs in Ethiopia to respond to the Fall armyworm crisis

By Farm Radio International | Feb 21, 2018

Since 2012, we’ve been on air in Ethiopia in partnership with four radio stations to discuss quality protein maize, a variety of maize that offers…

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Sharing innovation on the radio, and throughout the community

By Farm Radio International | Nov 22, 2017

In Awash Bune kebele, in Ethiopia’s Oromia Region, women don’t plough the fields. They hire labourers or leave the ploughing for their husbands. This is…

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Tuning In Fall 2017

Read the fall edition of Tuning In!

By Farm Radio International | 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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Double despair in Ethiopia: Drought and then the damaging Fall armyworm

By Farm Radio International | Oct 10, 2017

Karen Hampson, right, walks through lush, green fields near Sodo, in southern Ethiopia. As I drove westward from the city of Sodo, in southern Ethiopia,…

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Jorpe Nanecha feeds her children thanks to the power of radio

A farmer never stops learning

By Farm Radio International | Sep 26, 2017

When it’s time to tune in to Atota on Oromia radio, Jorpe Nanecha carefully unlocks the cabinet below where she proudly displays her plates and…

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