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Spotlight: 10 years on, Uganda’s Radio Simba develops sustainable radio programs on orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Feb 3, 2022

A radio series broadcast nearly 10 years ago has inspired Uganda’s Radio Simba to develop a sustainably viable agricultural program that continues today.

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A pandemic of misinformation - event on October 21

WATCH | A pandemic of misinformation: Radio and COVID-19 in Africa

Oct 15, 2021

Watch Farm Radio staff and broadcasters from Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi and Uganda as they discuss the current reality of COVID-19 in their countries — and the work radio is doing to keep communities safe.

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EVENT | On Air Dialogues: Rural voices on the global stage

Sep 13, 2021

Join us on Monday, Sept. 20 for to explore the views of 3,500 small-scale farmers ahead of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit.

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Felicia Abaane uses her phone in her field near Yorogo, Ghana

On Air Dialogues: Amplifying rural voices during the 2021 Food Systems Summit

Jul 26, 2021

Using radio polling, we asked farmers for their opinions about food systems ahead of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit.

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A broadcaster from Radio Salama, a recipient of our COVID-19 relief fund, interviews three women wearing sks

Supporting broadcasters during COVID-19: One year later

Apr 30, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Farm Radio International has supported radio stations in delivering life-saving, accessible messages at-scale to the vulnerable populations who needed them most.

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Keeping crucial radio stations on air in face of COVID-19

May 13, 2020

Thanks to additional funding from Canada, Farm Radio International will support broadcasters who provide essential pandemic-related information to remote and rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Watch: Radio journalism in a time of crisis

May 4, 2020

Listen in to our conversation with radio broadcasters from across Africa about the role of journalism during COVID-19.

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Uganda Community Green Radio: Winner of the 2020 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

Mar 6, 2020

The Nyinabwenge women’s program on Uganda Community Green Radio is excelling at amplifying the voices of rural women.

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Voice of Kigezi, winner of the 2019 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

Winner of the inaugural Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio: Voice of Kigezi, Uganda

Mar 8, 2019

B’Omugaiga, a program broadcast on the Voice of Kigezi, is the 2019 and inagural winner of the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio. This new award recognizes radio programs that address issues of gender equality and create opportunities to share voices of rural women.

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Muribu Ali, George Atkins Award Winner

Mubiru Ali: George Atkins Communications Award winner, Radio Simba, Uganda

Oct 19, 2018

In April 2016, Ugandan farmers called into their favourite program on Radio Simba to complain of an unknown pest that was destroying their maize crops.…

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