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Nakaseke Radio goes on air in Uganda to alert farmers about Fall armyworm

By Farm Radio International | Oct 17, 2017

Like many maize farmers in central Uganda, Peter Balaba was dismayed to find Fall armyworm caterpillars in his fields again this season. Peter farms four…

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

By Farm Radio International | 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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Fall armyworm

How broadcasters are responding to this hungry, hungry caterpillar

By Farm Radio International | 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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Jorpe Nanecha feeds her children thanks to the power of radio

A farmer never stops learning

By Farm Radio International | Sep 26, 2017

When it’s time to tune in to Atota on Oromia radio, Jorpe Nanecha carefully unlocks the cabinet below where she proudly displays her plates and…

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Fall Armyworm

Small but hungry

By Farm Radio International | Sep 20, 2017

A new and dangerous pest is quickly spreading across Africa. In less than two years, the Fall armyworm has been spotted in 26 countries from…

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Community Listening Groups

Why community listening groups come together

By Farm Radio International | Sep 15, 2017

Community listening groups are popular in Uganda, and contribute greatly to radio programming. In the Kiboga district of Uganda’s Central Region, 25 farmers meet once…

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Voices from the field: Farmer stories from northern Ghana

By Farm Radio International | 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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This is real work: Through the mud and into the soybean field

By Farm Radio International | Aug 1, 2017

To reach Hidya Muhidini Kipila’s soya bean field, we had to wade through a puddle knee deep and 10 metres long. A toddler could learn…

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Janet Atkins Memorial Studio

A listening legacy: The Janet Atkins Memorial Production Studio

By Farm Radio International | Jun 27, 2017

Director of Operations Gizaw Shibru reads a letter from the Atkins family during the opening ceremony of the Janet Atkins Memorial Production Studio at Kagadi…

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

By Farm Radio International | 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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