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Extension worker reaches farmers by radio

One hour, thousands of farmers helped: A good day for an extension worker in Ghana

Oct 22, 2017

For 38 years, Alhassan Dramani worked as an extension officer for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in the Savelugu district of Ghana’s Northern…

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Protecting earnings and the environment – and chocolate production – with a new radio campaign

Oct 3, 2017

Charles Brefo-Nimo, SNV project co-ordinator, in front of the SNV office in Essam, Western Region Ghana Ghana is the second largest producer of cocoa in…

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From radio broadcaster to guinea fowl farmer

Radio documentary: From broadcaster to guinea fowl consultant

Oct 3, 2017

Veronica Barik may be the newest guinea fowl consultant in the Upper East Region of Ghana, but the way she tells her story—the powerful voice,…

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Fall armyworm

How broadcasters are responding to this hungry, hungry caterpillar

Sep 26, 2017

As the presenter of a popular agriculture radio program, Gideon Sarkodie is well-versed on the challenges facing smallholder farmers. But in the six years he’s…

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Voices from the field: Farmer stories from northern Ghana

Sep 7, 2017

Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy in Ghana, with more than half of the labour force in the country earning income from agriculture. Despite…

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The power of information: How FRI resources inspired a broadcaster in Ghana to take up farming

May 25, 2017

Haruna Rashida truly understands the benefit of good farm radio resources. Host of Pukparba Saha (Farmers’ Time) on Ghana’s Northstar Radio, Haruna recently attended a…

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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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Radio key to success for these farming brothers in Ghana

Mar 8, 2017

Ayesiya Akangki and Ayiba Adaaja, farmers and brothers, work tirelessly on their rice field in the Upper East Region of Ghana, near the Burkina Faso…

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What it takes to be an award-winning guinea fowl farmer

Mar 1, 2017

The rural community of Kasenamun, in Ghana’s Upper East Region, is quiet other than the light wind and rhythmic chirping of guinea fowl in the…

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Video: Radio for farmer value chain development in Ghana

Feb 21, 2017

Video by Anaïs Voski Across Africa, small-scale farmers produce as much as 80 percent of their countries’ food supplies, but they are often the most…

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