Tuning In newsletter: Fall 2015

In our latest edition of Tuning In, we share the story of Ama Mary, a farmer from the Kintampo district in Ghana who is benefiting from making her own compost. We also meet the five broadcasters awarded the 2015 George Atkins Communications Award and hear from David Frere, a long-time donor of Farm Radio International…

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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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Tuning In newsletter: Spring 2015

In our latest edition of Tuning In, Executive Director Kevin Perkins explains why he’s excited about the future of radio and its ability to reach youth. Our integrated mental health project in Malawi and Tanzania is a great example of how radio can engage youth, and is also featured in this issue. Learn more about…

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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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