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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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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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GeoPoll Technical Report: Farm Radio International Ghana Rice production in Volta & Maize production in Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana

GeoPoll Technical Report: Farm Radio International Ghana Rice production in Volta & Maize production in Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana

Farm Radio International (FRI) commissioned GeoPoll to conduct two SMS polls to measure the impact of interactive rural radio (IRR) programming in the Volta and Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana. This report analyses the data gathered during these two SMS surveys. Both of these interventions were part of FRI’s New Alliance Interactive Radio Technologies (ICT)…

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Exploring the Potential for Interactive Radio to Improve Accountability and Responsiveness to Small-scale Farmers in Tanzania

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…

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The Role of Radio in Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services – Experiences and Lessons from Farm Radio Programming in Malawi

The Role of Radio in Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services – Experiences and Lessons from Farm Radio Programming in Malawi

This paper, developed by our partner Farm Radio Trust in Malawi and published by MEAS in 2014, outlines the recent history of work by FRI and FRT in Malawi. This goes from our action research work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2008-2012 as well as other initiatives that have provided invaluable insight…

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