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Reaching the next generation through radio

Feb 12, 2015

On Feb. 13, FRI’s executive director Kevin Perkins is speaking at the World Radio Day symposium in the United Kingdom, hosted by the University of…

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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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International Youth Day event sheds light and hope on the state of youth mental health in Malawi

Aug 25, 2014

Pilirani, a member of Cayo Youth Club, listens as Thembi Thadzi from Farm Radio Trust talks about mental health issues facing youth in Malawi. August…

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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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Can a reality show really deliver aid to Africa? Yes!

Jan 21, 2014

“BALLAN, MALI—Mamadou Diarra wields his machete in a calloused hand. Rivulets of sweat roll down the 26-year-old’s face as he hacks a path through a…

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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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