Newsletters

Tuning In newsletter: Spring 2020

This edition of Tuning In showcases the essential work of broadcasters in a crisis. Learn how broadcasters from Burkina Faso and Uganda are keeping their communities informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how Farm Radio International is supporting broadcasters across Africa in their response. Also, read about Velma Odwori in Kenya is using her station…

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Tuning In newsletter: Winter 2020

This edition of Tuning In introduces you to the women who listen to our programs in Senegal and Burkina Faso. Learn about how we’re designing our programs to meet the needs of women in these communities — and how communities themselves are learning and growing together. We also introduce you to the winners of the…

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Tuning In newsletter: Fall 2019

This edition of Tuning In looks at the impact of climate change in the lives of small scale farmers across sub-Saharan Africa — and how radio is helping. We check in with our country head of programs in Tanzania about a new project designed to get climate information — and what to do about it…

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Tuning In newsletter: Spring 2019

This edition of Tuning In is all about celebrating our 40th anniversary. We trace our roots to where it all began: on a rural road in Zambia with our founder George Atkins, and then take a look forward into our future with executive director Kevin Perkins. We celebrate some of our favourite broadcasters: Canadian Lloyd…

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Tuning In newsletter: Winter 2019

This edition of Tuning In showcases the impact our work can have on individual farmers like Matefie Meja, a single mother and farmer in Ethiopia, but also how farmers and radio can help build communities. This issue also highlights some of our favourite moments of 2018, but also looks forward to 2019 as we prepare…

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Tuning In newsletter: Fall 2018

This edition of Tuning In showcases some of our efforts to combat the Fall armyworm — a destructive invasive species new to the African continent. Hear from Rex Chapota, our Regional Manager for East and Southern Africa, who was himself impacted by the hungry caterpillar, as well as take an inside look at the work…

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Tuning In newsletter: Spring 2018

This edition of Tuning In showcases one of our impactful and innovative radio formats: cooking shows.These shows discuss the importance of nutrition in engaging ways, highlighting nutrient-rich food like quality protein maize or orange-fleshed sweet potato. This issue also highlights the new resources we have been producing for broadcasters, including an online learning module and…

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Tuning In newsletter: Winter 2018

This edition of Tuning In showcases some of the highlights of our successful “Radio for farmer value chain development” project, a five-year project that recently wrapped up. Hear from Theodora Kubaje, a women guinea fowl farmer who we spoke with several times throughout the project’s work in Ghana. And hear about the project results from…

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Tuning In newsletter: Fall 2017

In our latest edition of Tuning In, we draw your attention to a very alarming, voracious pest, the Fall armyworm. It is causing destruction as it makes its way across African farms — and so we share what Farm Radio International and our broadcasting partners are doing to respond.  We are also proud to introduce…

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Tuning In newsletter: Spring 2017

In our latest edition of Tuning In, we take a trip down memory lane, exploring the history of farm radio in Canada and the story of Farm Radio International. We say happy birthday to a truly great Canadian — our founder, the George Atkins — who would have turned 100 on July 1, 2017. And…

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