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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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Tuning In newsletter: Winter 2017

In our latest edition of Tuning In, we share an inspiring story about an entrepreneur in Ghana who has found success in farmer despite being blind. We also celebrate the recent publication of an academic article that takes a close look at our work, demonstrating the power of radio to bridge the gap between knowledge…

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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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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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