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Voices from the field: Yakubu Boadu, Ghana

Aug 18, 2016

In 1993, Yakubu Boadu was named Techiman District’s best farmer, but that doesn’t mean the 57-year-old doesn’t have something to learn. Yakubu had been listening…

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The Annans celebrate a colourful crop in Ghana

Aug 18, 2016

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan speaks about the benefits of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) to a packed crowd in Abor, Ghana. See all event photos…

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Radio key to success for this first-time guinea fowl farmer

Aug 3, 2016

When Sewura Ebenezer Ayibabu, 35, was given 15 guinea fowl eggs by a friend one day, he wasn’t quite sure what to do with them. He…

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Radio means life for this seasoned farmer

Jul 21, 2016

Radio is reviving forgotten farming techniques like composting — and teaching an older farmer some new tricks. Nabugu Havenu is 92 years old. A seasoned farmer…

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This research farmer is sweet on a new kind of potato

Jul 15, 2016

Video by Jesse Winter Cyril Ananie is a research farmer in Lume Avete, a community in the Volta Region of eastern Ghana. He is helping…

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Radio is helping guinea fowl farmers to thrive

Jul 12, 2016

Despite raising guinea fowl since 2008, Apialore Alagiwugah used to have trouble keeping the babies, called keets, alive into adulthood. Often the cold would kill the…

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Seeing is believing for farmers adopting new practices

Jul 7, 2016

When Issah Naabunu, 45, heard about composting on the radio, he didn’t immediately make the switch. With everything depending on the productivity of the ground beneath…

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For this farmer, radio is key to learning new things

Jun 30, 2016

Rebecca Adakule Adokoma may be 60 years old, but that hasn’t stopped her from learning new things — especially with radio by her side. A regular listener…

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Audio postcard: Reaching farmers in local languages

Jun 24, 2016

Program quality monitors make calls to farmers, speaking five of the languages of northern Ghana.   The Farm Radio International office in Tamale, Northern Ghana, booms…

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Audio postcard: Successful OFSP farmer meets Kofi Annan

May 31, 2016

Zakaria Dauda stands with his orange-fleshed sweet potato vines, waiting to sell them to farmers who hear his location on the radio. His OFSP farm…

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