Farm Radio Trust (Malawi)

ICT4Scale: A Roadmap for Scaling-Up (webinar slides)

This work is being carried out with the aid of a grant from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), www.idrc.ca. How can we scale-up agricultural solutions that are promising? What role do Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play in this process? Through a 30-month research initiative, Farm Radio International and Farm Radio Trust (Malawi) aimed to…

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FRI IUCN Her Farm Radio brief

Her Farm Radio: Building knowledge and developing the capacity of Malawi’s female farmers on forest landscape restoration

As farmers, foresters and providers, women have a unique understanding of the ecosystems they live alongside. A pioneering radio programme in Malawi is tapping into this immense body of knowledge by creating a platform for women to engage in landscape restoration. Find out about the innovative work done by our strategic partner Farm Radio Trust…

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Research brief: Harnessing ICT to scale-up agricultural solutions

Research brief: Harnessing ICT to scale-up agricultural solutions

This work is being carried out with the aid of a grant from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), www.idrc.ca. Research problem Scaling-up agricultural innovations that can contribute to food and nutrition security is one of the key challenges facing development organizations, research institutions, governments and the civil society. This research initiative will examine the…

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Using radio and interactive ICTs to improve food security among smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Highlights • Participatory strategies can enhance radio’s effectiveness for rural development. • ICTs including mobile phones facilitate participation in radio campaigns. • Participatory radio can increase knowledge and adoption of agricultural practices. • Results from African research may be relevant for other developing regions and sectors. Radio is the most widely used medium for disseminating…

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Interactive Radio Program Report: An Integrated Approach to Addressing the Issue of Youth Depression in Malawi and Tanzania

Interactive Radio Program Report: An Integrated Approach to Addressing the Issue of Youth Depression in Malawi and Tanzania

Anxiety and depressive disorders among youth are increasingly recognized as a health care priority need in low-income countries such as Malawi and Tanzania. However, there is a dearth of mental health care available for young people with Depression throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as poor mental health literacy, high levels of stigma and discrimination, and…

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The African Guide: One Year Impact and Outcomes from the Implementation of a School Mental Health Literacy Curriculum Resource in Tanzania

The African Guide: One Year Impact and Outcomes from the Implementation of a School Mental Health Literacy Curriculum Resource in Tanzania

This journal article published in the Journal of Education and Training Studies examines the impact of face-to-face teacher training that was part of our Integrated Mental Health project in Tanzania. While this article does not touch on the interactive rural radio program which was a major part of this project, these results are relevant in…

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A school mental health literacy curriculum resource training approach: effects on Tanzanian teachers’ mental health knowledge, stigma and help-seeking efficacy

A school mental health literacy curriculum resource training approach: effects on Tanzanian teachers’ mental health knowledge, stigma and help-seeking efficacy

Mental health literacy (MHL) is foundational for mental health promotion, prevention, stigma reduction, and care; School supported information pertaining to MHL in sub-Saharan Africa is extremely limited, including in Tanzania. Successful application of a school MHL curriculum resource may be an effective way to increase teacher MHL and therefore help to improve mental health outcomes…

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Creating channels, connections, and communities: Experimenting with virtual rural agricultural learning communities in Nkhotakota district, Malawi

Creating channels, connections, and communities: Experimenting with virtual rural agricultural learning communities in Nkhotakota district, Malawi

This article was originally featured in: RUFORUM Working Document Series (ISSN 1607-9345) No. 14 (1): 363-369. Available from http://repository.ruforum.org In the simplest form, an agricultural innovation system has three elements: the organizations and individuals involved in generating, diffusing, adapting and using new knowledge; the interactive learning that occurs when organizations engage in these processes and…

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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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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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