Interactive Radio Program Report: An Integrated Approach to Addressing the Issue of Youth Depression in Malawi and Tanzania

Interactive Radio Program Report: An Integrated Approach to Addressing the Issue of Youth Depression in Malawi and Tanzania

Anxiety and depressive disorders among youth are increasingly recognized as a health care priority need in low-income countries such as Malawi and Tanzania. However, there is a dearth of mental health care available for young people with Depression throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as poor mental health literacy, high levels of stigma and discrimination, and…

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GeoPoll Technical Report: Farm Radio International Ghana Rice production in Volta & Maize production in Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana

GeoPoll Technical Report: Farm Radio International Ghana Rice production in Volta & Maize production in Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana

Farm Radio International (FRI) commissioned GeoPoll to conduct two SMS polls to measure the impact of interactive rural radio (IRR) programming in the Volta and Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana. This report analyses the data gathered during these two SMS surveys. Both of these interventions were part of FRI’s New Alliance Interactive Radio Technologies (ICT)…

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Exploring the Potential for Interactive Radio to Improve Accountability and Responsiveness to Small-scale Farmers in Tanzania

Exploring the Potential for Interactive Radio to Improve Accountability and Responsiveness to Small-scale Farmers in Tanzania

This report presents the findings of a 12-month long research project founded by Making All Voices Count through their Practitioner Research and Learning grants. The research examines the possibilities of new digital technologies along with radio to facilitate adaptive management processes through rapid feedback to help ensure that agricultural development projects are farmer-centered, and meet…

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

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

Increase in ownership and use of radios and mobile phones in Uganda may present opportunities for interactive and efficient agricultural extension services. Yet the impact of interactive radio on rural development has rarely been evaluated. In a participatory project, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) together with Farm Radio International and stakeholders…

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The African Guide: One Year Impact and Outcomes from the Implementation of a School Mental Health Literacy Curriculum Resource in Tanzania

The African Guide: One Year Impact and Outcomes from the Implementation of a School Mental Health Literacy Curriculum Resource in Tanzania

This journal article published in the Journal of Education and Training Studies examines the impact of face-to-face teacher training that was part of our Integrated Mental Health project in Tanzania. While this article does not touch on the interactive rural radio program which was a major part of this project, these results are relevant in…

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Getting results with interactive radio (partnership brochure)

Getting results with interactive radio (partnership brochure)

Radio remains the most accessible information and communication medium in sub-Saharan Africa. Combined with mobile phones, it’s more powerful than ever before. Learn how working with one of the world’s leading radio for development organizations can help you engage rural citizens to enable learning and effect change. Farm Radio International is the only international non-profit…

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Practice Paper: Building an ecosystem around data: using interactive radio for accountability to farmers in Tanzania

Practice Paper: Building an ecosystem around data: using interactive radio for accountability to farmers in Tanzania

In 2015, Farm Radio International applied to Making All Voices Count for a practitioner research and learning grant. Farm Radio International (FRI) is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organisation working in direct partnership with approximately 600 radio broadcasters in 38 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity. The research studied the impact of one of FRI’s…

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A school mental health literacy curriculum resource training approach: effects on Tanzanian teachers’ mental health knowledge, stigma and help-seeking efficacy

A school mental health literacy curriculum resource training approach: effects on Tanzanian teachers’ mental health knowledge, stigma and help-seeking efficacy

Mental health literacy (MHL) is foundational for mental health promotion, prevention, stigma reduction, and care; School supported information pertaining to MHL in sub-Saharan Africa is extremely limited, including in Tanzania. Successful application of a school MHL curriculum resource may be an effective way to increase teacher MHL and therefore help to improve mental health outcomes…

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Radio innovation showcase: The Listening Post

Radio innovation showcase: The Listening Post

The Listening Post is a platform for two-way communication between extension services and farmers. It takes advantage of the ubiquitous access to radio and mobile phones in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa to engage farmers on development initiatives. Through the Listening Post, development organizations share information and encourage dialogue with radio broadcasts, while farmers provide…

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Thematic briefing note: Promoting gender equality through knowledge and information

Thematic briefing note: Promoting gender equality through knowledge and information

Radio is a powerful tool for reducing gender inequality and addressing women’s specific needs and interests. Farm Radio International works towards these goals with programs that meet the information needs of rural women and men. With good information on agriculture and marketing, health and nutrition, women and men are empowered to make choices and influence…

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