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Junmai Emmanuel stands in her potato field

COVID-19: Radio keeps farmers and families fed

Sep 14, 2020

For farmers like Junmai Emmanuel, radio has proven a lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing a path to food security.

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Radio is a powerful force in addressing gender equality

Radio: A powerful force in addressing gender inequality

Feb 4, 2020

In Senegal, women are listening to a new type of radio program: one that addresses the topics they choose, and makes a difference in their daily lives.

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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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Meet Sogodogo Sarata Berthé, poultry farmer from Bougouni, Mali

Mar 22, 2016

Sogodogo Sarata Berthé worked as a postal services wicket clerk up to when she retired at the age of 55. Now, the 65-year-old woman raises…

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Audio postcard: Helping farmers improve their sorghum harvest with radio

Dec 21, 2015

In the hot, dry villages in the Shinyanga District of northern Tanzania, growing certain crops can be difficult. From concerns about drought, to birds and…

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Talking about OFSP vines

A story of success promoting orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Dec 17, 2015

Maria Mchele (right) tells her story of growing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes to Radio Maria broadcaster Agnes Shayo, who featured Maria’s story as part of a…

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Voices from the field: Ama Mary

Nov 24, 2015

Standing in her field, Ama Mary discusses the impact compost is having on her harvest. “I am certain this will make my crops flourish,” she…

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Thank you for helping us tell the small-scale farmer’s story

Jun 9, 2015

Barza Wire journalist Norman Fulatira in Malawi offers his thanks to supporters of Barza Wire. Thank you to all our supporters who helped us raise…

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Learn why Theodora Kubaje is hopeful radio will improve her food security

Jun 2, 2015

Theodora Kubaje keeps a brood of guinea fowl on her family farm to ensure her family of seven has access to protein in their diets.…

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Mariam Amiri has changed her life because of farm radio

May 5, 2015

Mariam Amiri’s field is her family’s source of food and income. She grows beans as a staple crop on her plot of land in the…

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