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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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Poster: Scaling up improved legume technologies in Tanzania

Poster: Scaling up improved legume technologies in Tanzania

The challenge Improved technologies and practices for growing common beans, groundnuts (peanuts), soybeans, and other legumes represent one of the most cost-effective and affordable approaches to improving food and nutrition security and enhancing soil fertility. Despite the well-documented advantages of improved legume practices, such as intercropping, their use remains low in Tanzania. The main hurdles…

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The socially engaged investors guide to communication for development: How public and private investment in communication for development can influence scale-up and adoption in small-scale farming households in sub-Saharan Africa

The socially engaged investors guide to communication for development: How public and private investment in communication for development can influence scale-up and adoption in small-scale farming households in sub-Saharan Africa

Abstract: The strongest information campaigns and campaign materials result from a communication for development approach, supporting active engagement with the target audience from the outset. Additional investment can deliver appropriate and timely targeted materials and messages that are rooted in the lived experience of the audience. This guide aims to improve socially progressive investment in…

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Infographic: Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies in Tanzania

Infographic: Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies in Tanzania

Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies (SILT) is a project producing geographically-specific information campaigns, targeting small-scale farming families, delivered just ahead of the soybean and common bean planting seasons. It is funded by IDRC and co-promoted and managed by African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership CABI and Farm Radio International. Check out this infographic of the major results…

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Digital platforms for agro-advisory and business service delivery : lessons from scaling-up of AgroTech in Ghana

Document also available on IDRC’s Digital Library Here. Grameen Foundation, Farm Radio International and other partners implemented the project “Achieving Impact at Scale” from 2015 to 2018 18. The project was implemented through the ADVANCE II project implemented by ACDI VOCA. The Objective of the project is to test the scale up of AgroTech, an…

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Scaling-up improved legume technologies in Tanzania (SILT) : Final Technical Report

Scaling-up improved legume technologies in Tanzania (SILT) : Final Technical Report

Document also available on IDRC’s Digital Library Here. In 2015 a group of like-minded organizations came together to explore whether working together on a campaign-based communication and extension approach could make a significant contribution to our understanding of development communications for impact and scale. The idea was simple. What if… instead of lots of individual…

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Project Profile: Achieving impact at scale through ICT-enabled extension services in Ghana

Project Profile: Achieving impact at scale through ICT-enabled extension services in Ghana

Using radio and cell phones to speed adoption of better farming practices in Ghana Radio broadcasts, text messaging, and phone apps are providing more farmers with the information and market linkages needed to adopt technologies that increase their productivity and improve nutrition in their communities. Trials throughout Africa demonstrated these efforts were most effective when…

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Project Profile: Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies in Tanzania

Project Profile: Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies in Tanzania

Using information campaigns to bring proven solutions to more legume farmers in Tanzania Smallholder farmers in Africa have shown in field trials how improved legume varieties, nitrogen-fixing bacteria, high-quality seeds, and fertilizers can increase yields, reduce production costs, and enhance nutrition. Efforts are now underway to harness the power and reach of radio and other…

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Guide to resources for broadcasters

Guide to resources for broadcasters

Do you ever find yourself searching for information about a specific crop, wanting ideas on how to create a drama for your farming audience, or wondering how to involve women farmers in your program? FRI has many resources that can help you—read this guide to learn more. Farm Radio International (FRI) aims to support all…

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

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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