Book chapter: Experience Capitalization | The first step on the road

Book chapter: Experience Capitalization | The first step on the road

Farm Radio International was invited by FAO to contribute content to an online course on experience capitalization, and later by CTA to attend the Inception Meeting of its project. Recognising the value of this approach – for improving relationships, for detailing gaps or successes, and for supporting innovation and learning – we decided to introduce…

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How We're Doing | Progress Towards 2015-20 Strategic Intentions & Goals

How We’re Doing | Progress Towards 2015-20 Strategic Intentions & Goals

Interested in how Farm Radio is doing in terms of achieving its objectives? This document outlines our board-approved Strategic Intentions and our progress towards achieving them from 2015 until 2019. Overall there is a good level of goal achievement – over half of goals will be fully achieved or succeeded by March 2020.

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Evaluation Brief: The New Alliance Information and Communication Technologies Agriculture Extension Challenge Fund

Evaluation Brief: The New Alliance Information and Communication Technologies Agriculture Extension Challenge Fund

The New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund is a multi-donor fund managed by USAID, that receives financial support from USAID, UK DFID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and IFAD to improve agricultural productivity among targeted food crops by smallholder farmers in 6 selected countries in Africa, through the use of Information and Communications Technology…

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It's all about the how | Experience Capitalization | From theory to practice: Trying out a new approach

It’s all about the how | Experience Capitalization | From theory to practice: Trying out a new approach

Document also available on CTA’s CGSpace website here. Experience Capitalization is a relatively new term, but it covers similar principles to documentation or process evaluation. For me, Experience Capitalization is the HOW: in terms of “how are we doing things,” “how did we get to where we wanted to get,” and of “how did some…

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Annual-Report-2017-2018

Financial Report 2017-2018

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, 2018, with comparative information for 2016-17. For the full annual report for 2017-2018 please visit this page.

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Annual-Report-2017-2018

Annual Report 2017-2018

For the audited financial statements for 2016-2017 please go here. — In 2017-18: We provided 143 resources to 713 broadcasting partners in 40 African countries. We worked directly with 149 of these partners on 62 projects in 11 countries. Our teams in Africa advanced new technology solutions and radio formats that will make radio even…

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Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Mozambique

Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Mozambique

NCBA CLUSA utilized a variety of ICT-enabled agricultural extension services to ensure that their interventions were reaching smallholder farmers diverse in age, access to technology, and geographic location. The ICT-enabled agricultural extension package comprised of three core products: • A free cell phone service (3–2–1 Service) providing digitally guided information for SSTP value chain crops,…

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Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Ethiopia

Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Ethiopia

In this project Digital Green and its consortium partners, Awaaz.De, Dimagi, and Farm Radio International (FRI), were increasing the Ethiopian public extension system’s reach and effectiveness by institutionalizing its use of ICT-enabled approaches at national, regional, zonal, district and local levels. The consortium combined locally-produced video, radio, interactive voice response (IVR) and human-mediated facilitation to…

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Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Tanzania

Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Tanzania

FRI’s overall goal was to contribute to increased agricultural output and productivity by scaling up the use of productivity-enhanced agricultural innovations, and marketing mechanisms by small-scale farmers (both male and female) in Tanzania, using a combination of ICT-enabled agriculture extension approaches (participatory radio, mobile services) to integrate into and engage with traditional extension services. Summary…

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Final technical report: Scaling-up Pulse Innovations for Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia

Final technical report: Scaling-up Pulse Innovations for Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia

Farm Radio International partnered with a consortium led by the University of Saskatchewan, including national partners, to develop a scale-up strategy for the SPIFoNS project, which aimed to catalyze large-scale positive change in food and nutrition security in southern Ethiopia by scaling up pulse crop innovations. Farm Radio International developed participatory interactive radio programs targeted…

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