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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Radio provides a helping hand in the tricky work of raising guinea fowl

Apr 11, 2017

Elizabeth Webonga, 38, has been raising guinea fowl in Manyoro, in Ghana’s Upper East Region, for 20 years. In the past, she would typically only…

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This rice farmer’s yield set to multiply tenfold thanks to radio

Feb 2, 2017

With files courtesy of Mark Kudafa   Elvis Asare takes a radio broadcaster through his farm. He gestures to his recently harvested rice field, golden…

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Voices from the field: Doris Asantewaa, Ghana

Aug 28, 2016

Farming and harvesting crops are not the only things farmers in Brong-Ahafo Region struggle with. For farmers like Doris Asantewaa , storing maize can be…

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Voices from the field: Bonder Conda, Ghana

Aug 27, 2016

Bonder Conda was sceptical when he first heard a radio program on Atobo FM mention that using improved seeds would result in higher yields on…

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Voices from the field: Maame Ablore, Ghana

Aug 26, 2016

Despite having been farming for a “lifetime,” Maame Ablore is not against trying new things. When she heard the voice of another female farmer on…

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Voices from the field: Kofi Asamoah, Ghana

Aug 25, 2016

Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest differences. For Kofi Asamoah, that change was as simple as digging a small hole to place his…

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Voices from the field: Kano Sikple, Ghana

Aug 24, 2016

Every Monday evening Kano Sikple turns on her radio set, certain in the knowledge that she is about to learn something useful. “I know that every…

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Voices from the field: Ishmael Kontor, Ghana

Aug 23, 2016

Farmer Ishmael Kontor of Ghana demonstrates the row-planting method he learned about over the radio. When Ishmael Kontor, 68, retired back to his village of Techiman…

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Voices from the field: Ruth Yeaboah, Ghana

Aug 22, 2016

“The bigger the land the higher the yield,” was what Ruth Yeaboah believed — at least until she started listening to the Agrotech program on Astor…

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