The new age of radio: How ICTs are changing rural radio in Africa

The new age of radio: How ICTs are changing rural radio in Africa

The African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) was a 42-month action search project implemented by Farm Radio International in partnership with World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AFRRI set out to test the effectiveness of a new type of radio campaign: the participatory radio…

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Marketing on the airwaves Marketing information service MIS and radio

Marketing on the airwaves: Marketing information service (MIS) and radio

The African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) was a 42-month action search project implemented by Farm Radio International in partnership with World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AFRRI set out to test the effectiveness of a new type of radio campaign: the participatory radio…

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Participatory Radio Campaigns and Food Security

Participatory Radio Campaigns and Food Security

The African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) was a 42-month action search project implemented by Farm Radio International in partnership with World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AFRRI set out to test the effectiveness of a new type of radio campaign: the participatory radio…

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Annual Report 2009-2010

The year 2009-2010 was a remarkable period of reflection, celebration, loss and hope for Farm Radio International. We marked the 30th anniversary of the organization, reflecting on our roots and celebrating the distance we have come since then. Then, on November 30, 2009, we received word that George Atkins, the founder of Developing Countries Farm…

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Profiles for Progress

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Profiles for Progress

In Africa, many governments lack resources to educate farmers about new agricultural practices and technologies that can help them increase their productivity and incomes. In Nigeria, for example, there is one government agricultural extension agent for every 3,000 farmers, giving each farmer less than 30 minutes of time with an agent per year. But more…

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Annual Report 2008-2009

In the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the Board of Directors worked hard to hold and refine the vision and values, set the policies, steward the resources, and monitor the results of Farm Radio International. This year the Board: • monitored implementation of our new risk management policies • approved recommendations of our scripts program review, and…

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Annual-Report-2007-2008

Annual Report 2007-2008

In the life of an organization, some years stand out, and invite the use of words like “watershed”. For Farm Radio International, 2007-08 was one of those years. Consider the new programs. We launched the African Farm Radio Research Initiative, a 3.5 year pro- gram that will allow us to answer questions like: what measurable…

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Communicating with Radio: What Do We Know? Findings from selected rural radio effectiveness evaluations

Communicating with Radio: What Do We Know? Findings from selected rural radio effectiveness evaluations

Radio does not grow food, nor does it work the fields. As a communication tool ,however, radio has proven its power to improve farmers’ decision-making by providing them with relevant information and sharpening their analytical perspectives as they undertake decisions that lead to improved farm management, yields, nutrition and food security. This study presents selected…

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Economics of Rural Radio in Africa: An Introductory Study into the Costs and Revenues (Chris Yordy)

The African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) was a 42-month action search project implemented by Farm Radio International in partnership with World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AFRRI set out to test the effectiveness of a new type of radio campaign: the participatory radio…

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