The retirement project of George Stuart Atkins: development radio in the time of cybernetics

The retirement project of George Stuart Atkins: development radio in the time of cybernetics

This publication is available in Volume 27, 2017 – Issue 8 of Development in Practice Abstract For years after its start-up in 1979, Farm Radio International (FRI) sent radio scripts and other material to broadcasters in more than 100 developing countries, believing it reached as many as 100 million people. By 2000, however, its unidirectional…

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Annual Report 2016-17

Financial Report 2016-2017

An audit of our year-end financial statements was conducted by Deloitte LLP in Ottawa, in accordance with Canadian standards. The above is a snapshot of the financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2017, with comparative information for 2015-16. For the full annual report for 2016-2017 please visit this page.

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Annual Report 2016-17

Annual Report 2016-2017

For the audited financial statements for 2016-2017 please go here. — Radio is everywhere and for everyone. It is in even the most remote villages and people of all ages and abilities tune in. It has immense reach. Counting only the broadcasting partners that participated in our projects last year, we estimate a combined audience…

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Research brief: Harnessing ICT to scale-up agricultural solutions

Research brief: Harnessing ICT to scale-up agricultural solutions

This work is being carried out with the aid of a grant from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), www.idrc.ca. Research problem Scaling-up agricultural innovations that can contribute to food and nutrition security is one of the key challenges facing development organizations, research institutions, governments and the civil society. This research initiative will examine the…

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Communicating science for impact: radio for reaching farmers with research results

Communicating science for impact: radio for reaching farmers with research results

The challenge All too often, agricultural research results are published in journals and discussed at conferences, but fail to influence policy or reach farmers’ fields and consumers in a meaningful way. There are many steps involved for farmers, from accessing the information to making use of it in their own lives. Supporting farmers during these…

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Using radio and interactive ICTs to improve food security among smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Highlights • Participatory strategies can enhance radio’s effectiveness for rural development. • ICTs including mobile phones facilitate participation in radio campaigns. • Participatory radio can increase knowledge and adoption of agricultural practices. • Results from African research may be relevant for other developing regions and sectors. Radio is the most widely used medium for disseminating…

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Scaling-up Pulse Innovations for Food and Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia

The Scaling-up Pulse Innovations for Food and Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia project promotes improved haricot bean varieties, and has an emphasis on nutrition. The radio shows are intended to support and scale out on the ground activities, providing information on agronomy, from land preparation through to harvesting. The programs also discuss the role of…

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

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

Farm Radio International (FRI) commissioned Mobile Accord Inc. (MAI)/GeoPoll to conduct a SMS survey to evaluate the impact of interactive rural radio (IRR) programming in the Bushenyi and Kasese districts of Uganda, specifically targeting banana farmers. The report below analyses the data gather by the SMS survey. Data collection occurred between June 28th and July…

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Radio that works for women smallholders in Uganda and Kenya

Farm Radio International is bringing results from two ongoing research projects – Insect feed for poultry and fish production (INSFEED) and Precooked bean products for food and nutrition security, and incomes in Kenya and Uganda – directly to fish, poultry and bean farmers through radio broadcasts. The Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) project is working with…

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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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