Project Briefs

Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Mozambique

Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Mozambique

NCBA CLUSA utilized a variety of ICT-enabled agricultural extension services to ensure that their interventions were reaching smallholder farmers diverse in age, access to technology, and geographic location. The ICT-enabled agricultural extension package comprised of three core products: • A free cell phone service (3–2–1 Service) providing digitally guided information for SSTP value chain crops,…

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Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Ethiopia

Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Ethiopia

In this project Digital Green and its consortium partners, Awaaz.De, Dimagi, and Farm Radio International (FRI), were increasing the Ethiopian public extension system’s reach and effectiveness by institutionalizing its use of ICT-enabled approaches at national, regional, zonal, district and local levels. The consortium combined locally-produced video, radio, interactive voice response (IVR) and human-mediated facilitation to…

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Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Tanzania

Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Tanzania

FRI’s overall goal was to contribute to increased agricultural output and productivity by scaling up the use of productivity-enhanced agricultural innovations, and marketing mechanisms by small-scale farmers (both male and female) in Tanzania, using a combination of ICT-enabled agriculture extension approaches (participatory radio, mobile services) to integrate into and engage with traditional extension services. Summary…

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Project outcome brief: Sharing good practices on sustainable land and water use with Tanzanian farmers

Project outcome brief: Sharing good practices on sustainable land and water use with Tanzanian farmers

Changing the lives of smallholder farmers is the business of Farm Radio International – and radio is how we do it! This project provided millions of listeners with access to interactive radio programs, highlighting three key practices from the SUSTAIN-Africa program – cocoa growing, clean seed cane, and beekeeping as an elephant deterrent. Our qualitative…

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Making farmer programming smarter: The Farm Radio approach

Document also available on CTA’s CGSpace website here. Suppliers of radio extension programmes in Ghana have been supported by Farm Radio International to make their programmes more participatory and engaging for smallholder farmers. With access to interactive, accurate, timely and interesting information, farmers have reported increased yields and incomes. Radio broadcasters have also been able…

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Infographic: Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies in Tanzania

Infographic: Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies in Tanzania

Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies (SILT) is a project producing geographically-specific information campaigns, targeting small-scale farming families, delivered just ahead of the soybean and common bean planting seasons. It is funded by IDRC and co-promoted and managed by African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership CABI and Farm Radio International. Check out this infographic of the major results…

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Digital platforms for agro-advisory and business service delivery : lessons from scaling-up of AgroTech in Ghana

Document also available on IDRC’s Digital Library Here. Grameen Foundation, Farm Radio International and other partners implemented the project “Achieving Impact at Scale” from 2015 to 2018 18. The project was implemented through the ADVANCE II project implemented by ACDI VOCA. The Objective of the project is to test the scale up of AgroTech, an…

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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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Project Profile: Achieving impact at scale through ICT-enabled extension services in Ghana

Project Profile: Achieving impact at scale through ICT-enabled extension services in Ghana

Using radio and cell phones to speed adoption of better farming practices in Ghana Radio broadcasts, text messaging, and phone apps are providing more farmers with the information and market linkages needed to adopt technologies that increase their productivity and improve nutrition in their communities. Trials throughout Africa demonstrated these efforts were most effective when…

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Media brief: Ethiopia

Media brief: Ethiopia Program

Learn about our Ethiopia country program. This document is intended for media and contains key information and FAQs on our activity in Ethiopia. FRI in Ethiopia: • Current number of active projects: 5 • Number of on-air programs in 2016/2017: 26 • In Ethiopia FRI has facilitated the formation of more than 190 community listening…

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