African Rural Radio Program Analysis (ARRPA): Understanding the state of farmer radio programming in sub-Saharan Africa (Summary)

African Rural Radio Program Analysis (ARRPA): Understanding the state of farmer radio programming in sub-Saharan Africa (Summary)

In 2011, Farm Radio International (FRI) launched the African Rural Radio Program Analysis (ARRPA) project. ARRPA is the first study of its kind. For donors, radio practitioners and organizations who wish to partner with radio stations in sub-Saharan Africa, ARRPA’s detailed findings and analysis provide a comprehensive picture of the often challenging conditions in which…

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Scoping study: Delivering climate services at large scale for farmers and pastoralists in Tanzania and Malawi through rural radio

This audience research, conducted in October 2014, shows that for both Malawi and Tanzania, radio and mobile phones are in common use, and are rated by farmers and pastoralists to have great potential as effective and trusted channels where they can access various climate information services. The data shows farmers are currently rarely receiving or…

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Financial Report 2013-2014

Over the 2013-14 fiscal year, FRI managed the resources entrusted to us by our donors to deliver invaluable services to African broadcasters and small-scale farmers, with impressive, measurable results. An audit of our year-end financial statements was conducted by Deloitte LLP in Ottawa, in accordance with Canadian standards. The statements reveal a year of unparalleled…

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Annual Report 2013-2014: Celebrating and Serving Family Farms

For the audited financial statements for 2013-2014 please go here. We also created an online interactive version of this annual report here. — 2014 is the International Year of Family Farming, and we at Farm Radio International are as committed as ever to serving small-scale farmers and their families. This year, we worked with more…

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Farmer Radio in Sub-Saharan Africa: A snapshot final report of the African Rural Radio Program Analysis (ARRPA) project

Farmer Radio in Sub-Saharan Africa: A snapshot final report of the African Rural Radio Program Analysis (ARRPA) project

Ideally, international development efforts are driven by the needs and circumstances of the organizations and the people they intend to serve. Yet, once international development organizations have established a set of customized services and competencies, the projects they design and deliver tend to be driven more by what the organization knows how to do rather…

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FarmQuest: reality radio in Mali to encourage youth to consider “farming as a business”

FarmQuest: reality radio in Mali to encourage youth to consider “farming as a business”

FarmQuest was a new type of project for Farm Radio International and indeed for the communication for development field generally. Radio dramas are very common across sub-Saharan Africa, but bringing the element of true reality into the programming and introducing a competition element is new. This pilot project has allowed Farm Radio International to test…

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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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Financial Report 2012-2013

Over the 2012-13 fiscal year, Farm Radio International managed the resources entrusted to us by our donors to deliver invaluable services to African broadcasters and small-scale farmers, with impressive, measurable results. For the full annual report for 2012-2013 please visit this page.

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Annual Report 2012-2013: Radio 2.0, When Radio is More than Radio

For the audited financial statements for 2012-2013 please go here. We also created an online interactive version of this annual report here. — Farm Radio International began as an idea. Like most great ideas, it was deceptively simple, prompting the question, “Why didn’t I think of that?” The idea came about in 1975 when George…

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Impact of an SMS-Augmented Participatory Radio Campaign (PRC) in Atanga Sub-County of Northern Uganda

Impact of an SMS-Augmented Participatory Radio Campaign (PRC) in Atanga Sub-County of Northern Uganda

The Canada-Africa Partnership on AIDS Uganda (CAP-AIDS Uganda) partnered with the radio station Mega FM-Gulu (Atanga-Gulu) to pioneer an approach to behaviour change communication in the field of public health. Through a participatory communication model developed by Farm Radio International in the field of agricultural extension, CAP-AIDS conducted a research program to see whether or…

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