Tuning In newsletter: Fall 2016

In this issue of Tuning In, Farm Radio International shares how FRI was able to engage the voices of almost 3,000 Tanzanian farmers in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada as well as the positive impact that radio programs can have whether it is to improve the composting techniques of a 92-year old seasoned farmer in…

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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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Tuning In newsletter: Spring 2016

In the Spring 2016 edition of Tuning In, we celebrate the life of Janet Atkins, devoted wife of FRI’s founder, George Atkins, with a tribute written by her eldest granddaughter. Janet played a key role in building Farm Radio International from the ground up, supporting her husband every step of the way. She passed away…

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Evaluating Community Health Care Providers Knowledge and Self- Confidence in the Identification, Diagnosis and Treatment of Adolescent Depression in Tanzania

Evaluating Community Health Care Providers Knowledge and Self- Confidence in the Identification, Diagnosis and Treatment of Adolescent Depression in Tanzania

Depression, which frequently onsets in young people, is projected to become the largest single burden of disease globally in the next decade. Its impact may be disproportionately felt in low-income countries, such as Tanzania, where availability of appropriate care in the community is poor. As part of the development of a health provider work force…

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Tuning In newsletter: Winter 2016

In the Winter 2016 edition of Tuning In, we share the successes of our “integrated youth mental health” project. Learn about the impact of this project and just why radio was a great tool to help break the stigma surrounding mental illness. You will also meet one of the broadcasters with Nkhawa Njee — Yonse…

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Hearing from Tanzanians 2016 - Part of Canada’s international assistance policy review

Hearing from Tanzanians 2016 – Part of Canada’s International Assistance Review Consultations

Canada is developing a new framework for international assistance policy, funding, and delivery. This is an unprecedented opportunity to review and rethinking how we conceive of and deliver international aid, in line with the ambitious ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Government of Canada recently launched a consultative process aimed at gathering input from…

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Outcome Evaluation Report Mobilizing Radio and ICTs to Fight Vitamin A Deficiency by Scaling-up the Production and Consumption of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato

Outcome Evaluation Report: Mobilizing Radio and ICTs to Fight Vitamin A Deficiency by Scaling-up the Production and Consumption of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato

Between 2012 and 2015, Farm Radio International and its partners launched a radio campaign focused on orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP), a vitamin-A rich staple crop in the four campaign countries. An estimated 3.5 million households tuned into the programs. The campaign demonstrated that, when used effectively, radio is a valuable tool to educate listeners about…

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CCAFS Working Paper: Interactive radio's promising role in climate information services

CCAFS Working Paper: Interactive radio’s promising role in climate information services

Farmers require relevant, timely and continuous information and advice regarding historic climate variability, probabilistic seasonal forecasts, and monitoring and short-lead information about growing season weather. This information can help them to make informed decisions about their farming practices and enable decision-makers to understand and act on the information (Tall et al., 2014). These services are…

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Financial Report 2014-2015

An audit of our year-end financial statements was conducted by Deloitte LLP in Ottawa, in accordance with Canadian standards. The full audited financial statements can be found online at 2015.farmradio.org. For the full annual report for 2014-2015 please visit this page.

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Annual Report 2014-2015: Amplifying Voice

For the audited financial statements for 2013-2014 please go here. We also created an online interactive version of this annual report here. — Farm Radio International is committed to the principles of sharing knowledge and giving voice. Since our founding in 1979, we have been committed to serving small-scale farmers by sharing practical advice through…

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