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2016 George Atkins Communications Award winners recognized at the 2017 International Forum

By Farm Radio International | Jan 19, 2017

The three winners of the 2016 George Atkins Communications Award are being recognized at the sixth annual International Forum being put on in Montreal this week…

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Congratulations to the winners of the 25th George Atkins Communications Award!

By Farm Radio International | Aug 30, 2016

Farm Radio International would not exist without the efforts of one exceptional Canadian farm broadcaster: our founder, the late George Atkins. Each year, we pay…

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A life well lived: Remembering Janet Atkins

By Farm Radio International | Apr 25, 2016

My grandmother, Janet Atkins, taught me a lot of things. She helped me learn to play badminton and card games, how to knit, and the difference…

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Growing groundnuts: Farm Radio Resource Pack 97

By Farm Radio International | Jan 23, 2014

In many African countries, groundnuts (known in North America as peanuts) are a crop of choice for small-scale farmers. They are relatively inexpensive to grow,…

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Annual Report 2012-13 — Radio 2.0: When radio is more than radio

By Farm Radio International | Dec 6, 2013

A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Farm Radio International began as an idea. Like most great ideas, it was deceptively simple, prompting the question, “Why…

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 George Atkins Communications Award!

By Farm Radio International | Dec 3, 2013

Congratulations to Kasooha Ismael and Anthony Lwanga of Uganda and Lydia Ajono of Ghana, winners of the 2013 George Atkins Communications Award. This award recognizes farm radio broadcasters for their outstanding…

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Farm Radio International scripts now available in Swahili and Hausa!

By Farm Radio International | Aug 9, 2012

In May 1979, Farm Radio International founder, George Atkins, sent the first script package to 34 radio broadcasters in 26 countries. His idea was to…

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Broadcaster committed to agricultural market programming honoured with George Atkins Communications Award

By Farm Radio International | Dec 8, 2011

Wednesday is market day in the town of Fana, Mali. There’s a busy energy in the air as farmers, traders, and other villagers gather to…

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Farm Radio International vital tool in spreading facts, by Laura Rance

By Farm Radio International | Oct 6, 2011

The following article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press, October 5, 2011. We’ve all grown accustomed to the hype around Hockey Night in Canada, a…

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Ugandan farm broadcaster helped to end conflict

By Farm Radio International | Mar 1, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario March 1, 2011 – Grace Amito was bitter when her manager at Uganda’s radio station Mega FM assigned her to the farm broadcast.…

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