International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

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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Poster: Scaling up pulse innovations in southern Ethiopia

Poster: Scaling up pulse innovations in southern Ethiopia

The challenge Investments in child health in Ethiopia have contributed to a significant decline in the death of infants and young children over the past 20 years. But challenges remain: Ethiopia ranks fifth globally in terms of stunting while anemia affects nearly 37% of children under 5. In addition, livelihoods and diets in Ethiopia’s southern…

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

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

The challenge Smallholder producers manage more than 70% of Ghana’s farms but achieve only half of their potential yields. There is an urgent need for increased access to agricultural extension and advisory services by smallholder farmers, particularly women. However, public sector services in Ghana have become financially unsustainable and they are not widely available. As…

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Making farmer programming smarter: The Farm Radio approach

Document also available on CTA’s CGSpace website here. Suppliers of radio extension programmes in Ghana have been supported by Farm Radio International to make their programmes more participatory and engaging for smallholder farmers. With access to interactive, accurate, timely and interesting information, farmers have reported increased yields and incomes. Radio broadcasters have also been able…

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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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