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 the needs of those they intend to serve. Grounded in assessing Farm Radio International’s Listening post – a methodology for collecting real-time, unfiltered feedback from farmers through a multi-channel platform linked to radio- the research highlights barriers to success and articulates lessons learned during the process of designing and implementing the model.