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Voices from the field: Demitu Desasa, Ethiopia

By Farm Radio International | 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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African Harvest 2017

African Harvest 2017: A celebration of food, farmers, radio, and resilience

By Farm Radio International | Jul 18, 2017

In 2014, we had the pleasure of hosting our first-ever African Harvest dinner to celebrate 35 years of Farm Radio International and raise funds to…

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Teff in Ethiopia

Sharing one farmer’s success story with millions more

By Farm Radio International | 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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Canadian Foodgrains Bank

New partnership embraces radio to promote conservation agriculture in Tanzania and Ethiopia

By Farm Radio International | Mar 13, 2017

We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Canadian Foodgrains Bank that will provide conservation agriculture radio programming to 500,000 farming households in Tanzania and Ethiopia.…

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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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Audio postcard: How radio is supporting farmers in response to the drought in Ethiopia

By Farm Radio International | Feb 18, 2016

Tune in to learn more about how we are helping radio broadcasters support farmers in Ethiopia, as they cope with severe drought conditions. Fifteen men…

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Birhanu Kindu: Always improving his skills to better support farmers

By Farm Radio International | Jul 29, 2015

Birhanu Kindu, like many broadcasters, is highly educated, with a diploma in language and a degree in sociology and social anthropology. But he also credits…

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Why do farmers love radio? It speaks to them about the important issues

By Farm Radio International | Mar 18, 2015

Zena Gedebo is an enset farmer in Kembata, in the SNNPR region of Ethiopia. She is also an avid listener of Kembata FM, so when…

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