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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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Achieving zero hunger through radio programs on guinea fowl

By Farm Radio International | Oct 15, 2018

This World Food Day, we’re showcasing one of our projects that shows how basic agriculture information can not only help farmers raise nutritious animals for…

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Partners review a bean field

We’ve ‘bean’ on a mission — to improve legumes!

By Farm Radio International | Oct 5, 2018

It’s no secret that when people work together, the results are better than those working alone. In 2015, Farm Radio International, alongside several other organizations,…

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Rex Chapota

Close to home: Fall armyworm leaves none untouched

By Farm Radio International | Oct 5, 2018

Rex Chapota, Farm Radio International’s Regional Manager for East and Southern Africa, calls himself a “weekend farmer.” From eight till five, Monday to Friday, he…

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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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Q&A on women and food security with Kawinzi Muiu of the World Food Programme

Q&A on women and food security with Kawinzi Muiu of the World Food Programme

By Farm Radio International | Mar 6, 2018

Recently, Kawinzi Muiu sat down with Barza Wire to discuss the role of women in ensuring food security and nutrition for families across Africa. Ms.…

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From farm to fork: Reaching 4 million farmers to strengthen their role in the ag value chain

From farm to fork: Reaching 4 million farmers to strengthen their role in the ag value chain

By Farm Radio International | Feb 2, 2018

From farm to fork, food travels far to be transformed from a seed to a plant to a delicious dish. And farmers play a key…

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Voices of farmers facing the Fall armyworm – how radio is helping farmers

Voices of farmers facing the Fall armyworm – how radio is helping farmers

By Farm Radio International | Dec 5, 2017

Deo Mutekanyiza beside his maize field Masindi and Kiryandongo are the maize-growing regions of Uganda, and maize – or corn – is a staple crop,…

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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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Radio Marketplace in Morogoro

By Farm Radio International | Sep 20, 2017

Photo by Simon Scott Photography Farmers need information about many things when they are growing crops: good seeds, soil fertility, low-cost inputs, how to recognize…

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