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Let’s get cooking – with sweet potato!

Let’s get cooking – with sweet potato!

Feb 5, 2018

From the Farm Radio archives. This story first appeared in our 2014-2015 annual report. Farming families eat much of what they grow. This makes farm…

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Voices of farmers facing the Fall armyworm – how radio is helping farmers

Voices of farmers facing the Fall armyworm – how radio is helping farmers

Dec 5, 2017

Deo Mutekanyiza beside his maize field Masindi and Kiryandongo are the maize-growing regions of Uganda, and maize – or corn – is a staple crop,…

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Fall armyworm destroys maize

On the air in Uganda to share information about Fall armyworm

Nov 14, 2017

The Fall armyworm is marching through farmers’ fields across Africa, with 28 countries now dealing with this foreign invader. Uganda first experienced the Fall armyworm…

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

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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Community Listening Groups

Why community listening groups come together

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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Janet Atkins Memorial Studio

A listening legacy: The Janet Atkins Memorial Production Studio

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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George Atkins

2016 George Atkins Communications Award winners recognized at the 2017 International Forum

Jan 19, 2017

The three winners of the 2016 George Atkins Communications Award are being recognized at the sixth annual International Forum being put on in Montreal this week…

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Justin Boswell Oryema: Serving farmers with Radio 2.0

Jul 15, 2015

Justin Boswell Oryema is proud of his 15 years of broadcasting experience, particularly of his work as a farm radio broadcaster. “Mass communication is about…

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In-station training boosts broadcasters’ confidence on air and in their community

Jul 9, 2015

Rashid Muzungyo, left, is the presenter and producer on Kapchorwa Trinity Radio’s farmer program. Kapchorwa Trinity Radio is a small rural radio station in Kapchorwa,…

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Lessons learned on the radio are lessons learned for life

Feb 26, 2015

In 2008, Ugandan farmer Silkei Mike Chemusto heard a radio program about Victoria Highland Irish potato production, airing on Uganda Broadcasting Corporation.   “The message…

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