A school mental health literacy curriculum resource training approach: effects on Tanzanian teachers’ mental health knowledge, stigma and help-seeking efficacy

A school mental health literacy curriculum resource training approach: effects on Tanzanian teachers’ mental health knowledge, stigma and help-seeking efficacy

Mental health literacy (MHL) is foundational for mental health promotion, prevention, stigma reduction, and care; School supported information pertaining to MHL in sub-Saharan Africa is extremely limited, including in Tanzania. Successful application of a school MHL curriculum resource may be an effective way to increase teacher MHL and therefore help to improve mental health outcomes…

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Radio innovation showcase: The Listening Post

Radio innovation showcase: The Listening Post

The Listening Post is a platform for two-way communication between extension services and farmers. It takes advantage of the ubiquitous access to radio and mobile phones in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa to engage farmers on development initiatives. Through the Listening Post, development organizations share information and encourage dialogue with radio broadcasts, while farmers provide…

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Thematic briefing note: Promoting gender equality through knowledge and information

Thematic briefing note: Promoting gender equality through knowledge and information

Radio is a powerful tool for reducing gender inequality and addressing women’s specific needs and interests. Farm Radio International works towards these goals with programs that meet the information needs of rural women and men. With good information on agriculture and marketing, health and nutrition, women and men are empowered to make choices and influence…

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Thematic briefing note: Cultivating farmer resilience to climate change

Thematic briefing note: Cultivating farmer resilience to climate change

Farm Radio International supports farmers in learning about and applying techniques to increase their resilience to climate change. We work closely with partner radio stations in sub-Saharan Africa to produce and broadcast participatory radio programs that provide practical, detailed information on adaptive agricultural practices. These radio programs — broadcast in local languages and featuring the…

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African Rural Radio Program Analysis (Full report)

African Rural Radio Program Analysis (Full report)

Radio is widely acknowledged as the best medium for delivering farming information to smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, even as newer technologies are increasingly developed and adopted. In fact, rural radio has experienced a renaissance of late, both with respect to the widespread acknowledgement of its unrivaled potential for disseminating information and supporting positive change,…

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African Rural Radio Program Analysis (Research summary)

African Rural Radio Program Analysis (Research summary)

Radio is widely acknowledged as the best medium for delivering farming information to smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, even as newer technologies are increasingly developed and adopted. In fact, rural radio has experienced a renaissance of late, both with respect to the widespread acknowledgement of its unrivaled potential for disseminating information and supporting positive change,…

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Creating channels, connections, and communities: Experimenting with virtual rural agricultural learning communities in Nkhotakota district, Malawi

Creating channels, connections, and communities: Experimenting with virtual rural agricultural learning communities in Nkhotakota district, Malawi

This article was originally featured in: RUFORUM Working Document Series (ISSN 1607-9345) No. 14 (1): 363-369. Available from http://repository.ruforum.org In the simplest form, an agricultural innovation system has three elements: the organizations and individuals involved in generating, diffusing, adapting and using new knowledge; the interactive learning that occurs when organizations engage in these processes and…

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Financial Report 2015-2016

An audit of our year-end financial statements was conducted by Deloitte LLP in Ottawa, in accordance with Canadian standards. The following is a snapshot of the financial statements, not the approved statements. The full audited financial statements can be found online at annualreport.farmradio.org. For the full annual report for 2015-2016 please visit this page.

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Annual Report 2015-2016: Radio4Change

For the audited financial statements for 2015-2016 please go here. We also created an online interactive version of this annual report here. — Since 1979, we have been providing radio broadcasters with practical information about farming practices, nutrition, and health to share with small- scale farmers. Over the years, we have learned a lot about…

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Canada’s International Assistance Review Consultations, Submission from Farm Radio International

In July 2016 Global Affairs Canada solicited feedback from NGOs and other civil society actors on their widespread international assistance review. This is FRI’s submission to this review. Our submission covered two main themes: 1. The need for enhanced dedicated investments in sustainable small-scale agriculture as a special and core element of a clean and…

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