GFRAS Good Practice Note for Extension and Advisory Services: Using Radio in Agricultural Extension

GFRAS Good Practice Note for Extension and Advisory Services: Using Radio in Agricultural Extension

Radio is considered one of the oldest information technologies, and is one of the most popular in the developing world, partly due to its accessibility and affordability. While many rural people own a radio, those who do not may access programming through family, friends, or neighbours. Traditionally, radio has been seen as a one-way communication…

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Brief: An Integrated Approach to Addressing Youth Depression in Malawi and Tanzania

Brief: An Integrated Approach to Addressing Youth Depression in Malawi and Tanzania

Mental Health On Air is a unique initiative funded by Grand Challenges Canada and led by Farm Radio International in collaboration with teenmentalhealth.org, Farm Radio Trust and the World University Services of Canada to raise awareness about teenage Depression and improve mental health services for young people in Malawi and Tanzania. Mental Health On Air…

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Uganda Farm Radio, Radio and interactive communications technologies to promote forest landscape restoration

Uganda Farm Radio, Radio and interactive communications technologies to promote forest landscape restoration

In 2014 and 2015, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) collaborated with Farm Radio International (FRI) on a project – Radio and ICT to Promote Forest Landscape Restoration – with the aim of promoting Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) for landholders/farmers in Uganda. Between September 2014 and June 2015, IUCN’s goal was to use…

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Building Capacity of Radio Stations in the Brong Ahafo and Northern Region on Climate Change Adaptation to Radio Program

Building Capacity of Radio Stations in the Brong Ahafo and Northern Region on Climate Change Adaptation to Radio Program

Sharing information and giving voice to small-scale farmers is a necessary support component that enables farmers to improve their prospects of achieving improved income and food security in the face of climate change. Based on this premise, Farm Radio International in collaboration with the Department for Agricultural Extension Services (DAES) of MoFA with funding from…

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CCAFS Working Paper: Delivering climate services for farmers and pastoralists through interactive radio

CCAFS Working Paper: Delivering climate services for farmers and pastoralists through interactive radio

CCAFS-led activities in the GFCS Adaptation Program in Africa include: training agricultural extension staff and other intermediaries to communicate climate services with farming communities; implement research-based assessment of needs, and monitoring and evaluation of improvements in the access and use of climate services by rural communities (farmers, pastoralists), and design scalable mechanisms to communicate climate…

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Midterm report: Integrated Mental Health in Malawi and Tanzania

Midterm report: Integrated Mental Health in Malawi and Tanzania

This report is a summary of data collected in Malawi by local partners to assess the impact of the integrated program on overall objectives at midpoint (covering the period Nov. 2012 – Sept 2014). In addition to providing a preliminary assessment of results to date, the midterm evaluation has proved useful to provide the team…

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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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