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

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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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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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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Radio can rain information when drought strikes

Jul 5, 2016

Imagine you’re a farmer and the rainy season that you depend on doesn’t come. This happens again — and again. After three failed rainy seasons you…

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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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Stephen Muchiri of the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation addresses the crowd at Arlington Five in Ottawa

Mobile phones are transforming African agriculture

Jun 28, 2016

Stephen Muchiri of the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation addresses the crowd at Arlington Five in Ottawa during a special Farm Radio International event, A Conversation…

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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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Her Voice on Air: Speaking up and fighting drought in Ethiopia

May 26, 2016

FRI’s Karen Hampson (right) interviews Hiwot Tirfneh (centre) and other members of the Mearenet women’s radio listening group in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia.  Nine women surround Hiwot,…

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Interactive radio: A low-impact way to grow eco-friendly agriculture

Apr 22, 2016

Earth Day is a time to reflect on the various ways that human beings are part of and interact with the environment. A time to…

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