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Learning about the state of radio in francophone West Africa

Jan 8, 2015

This summer, researcher Meli Rostand visited radio stations in Mali and Burkina Faso to understand the work broadcasters are doing and how they are meeting…

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A look behind the scenes of FarmQuest with Radio Fanaka

Aug 29, 2014

For the past several weeks we have been introducing you to the six candidates that took part in the FarmQuest project in Mali:  six young…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Fanto Samake

Aug 15, 2014

Fanto Samake has been around cattle since childhood and, as a candidate in the FarmQuest reality radio program, wanted to raise dairy cows. Unfortunately for Fanto,…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Salimata Traore

Aug 8, 2014

Salimata Traore was a timid young woman when she was selected to be a candidate in the FarmQuest project. While shyness is not an ideal…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Kafune Mariko

Aug 1, 2014

This video introduces you to Kafune Mariko, the youngest contestant in the FarmQuest reality radio series. Kafune’s parents were farmers, and she learned from an…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Awa Doumbia

Jul 18, 2014

This video introduces you to Awa Doumbia, a FarmQuest contestant from the village of Dien, in Mali’s Mopti District. Through her participation in the FarmQuest project,…

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You’ve met the FarmQuest candidates. Now see them in action!

Jul 11, 2014

Last year, we excitedly announced the launch of FarmQuest, an innovative new reality radio program in Mali designed to encourage youth to consider farming as…

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The fall edition of Network News is here!

Sep 26, 2013

The fall edition of Network News is here! In this issue, you can meet the FarmQuest candidates competing to be named “Mali’s best new farmer”…

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‘Farm Radio rocks!’

Sep 4, 2013

*David Gutnick is an award-winning radio documentary producer who has been a volunteer and mentor to Farm Radio International broadcast partners for FRI’s training programs.…

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Reaching young people with old technology: Meet the FarmQuest candidates!

Aug 9, 2013

*Above: Mamadou Diarra, contestant on FarmQuest, is interviewed by Fatogoma Sanogo of Radio Fanaka. Diakaridia Fomba raises chickens in the idyllic village of Dien, in…

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