Sharing Knowledge, Giving Voice

Our work in

Uganda

Our work in

Uganda

More than 40 indigenous languages are used in Uganda, with dialects varying from community to community. This has made for a very diverse and competitive radio landscape. We are best known in Uganda for our work promoting vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweet potato through a highly popular radio drama called My Children — the latest season of which was broadcast in seven languages. Some of our more interesting projects include linking farmers to markets, or even promoting the use of insects as feeds for livestock. We have also worked to maintain Uganda’s natural beauty via forest landscape restoration projects and are helping hundreds of thousands of farmers deal with challenges like the Fall armyworm, banana bacterial wilt and cassava viruses.

Our reach

Uganda

45 million potential listeners

By combining radio coverage maps with population density information, we estimate that our partner stations in Uganda have a combined potential audience of more than 45 million people.

Stories

Partners

Feature projects

Feature publications

There-is-No-Program-Without-Farmers-Interactive-Radio-for-Forest-Landscape-Restoration-in-Mount-Elgon-Region-Uganda
2016 | Academic Paper

There is No Program Without Farmers: Interactive Radio for Forest Landscape Restoration in Mount Elgon Region, Uganda

Final-project-report-Her-Farm-Radio-in-Ethiopia-Malawi-Tanzania-and-Uganda
2017 | Outcome evaluation

Final project report: Her Farm Radio in Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

GeoPoll-Technical-Report-Farm-Radio-International-Uganda
2017 | Research report

GeoPoll Technical Report: Farm Radio International Uganda – Listenership of Bushenyi FM Radio in Bushenyi and Kasese

Country snapshot

163rd on the Human Development Index

42,862,958 total population

83% rural population

69% employment in agriculture

18% rural access to electricity

71.5% women’s literacy rate

Source: UNDP, World Bank

Staple crops

Maize, millet, sorghum, rice, wheat, plantain, cassava, sweet potatoes

Our work in Uganda

90 Broadcasting partners

1999 First broadcasting partner joined

2007 Country office opened

2007 First radio project

Contact

PO Box 40142, Canon Road, Katutu Close, Ntinda Kampala

Tel/Fax: +256.392.176.179

uganda@farmradio.org

Project broadcast languages

Luganda, Acholi, Rukiga, Runyankole, Runyoro, Lusoga, Ateso, Bufumbira, Langi, Kup'Sabiny, Lugbara, Kiswahili, English, Jaluo-Kenya

Digital solutions at work

SMS Reminders

SMS Reminders

Uliza Answers

Uliza Answers

Beep2Vote

Beep2Vote

Uliza Log

Uliza Log

On the air

Radio Marketplace

Radio Marketplace

PRC

Participatory Radio Campaign

PRS

Participatory Radio Series

Drama Plus

Drama Plus

echo campaign

Echo Campaign