Project Briefs

Country program brief: Ethiopia

Country program brief: Ethiopia

FRI Ethiopia is fostering partnerships with key partners in the public, private and non-profit sector, including the Ethiopian government. We offer an unprecedented means to reach farmers at the field level, achieving scale which is only possible thanks to the ubiquity of radio sets in rural areas as well as our unique approach to radio…

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Project Profile: Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies in Tanzania

Project Profile: Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies in Tanzania

Using information campaigns to bring proven solutions to more legume farmers in Tanzania Smallholder farmers in Africa have shown in field trials how improved legume varieties, nitrogen-fixing bacteria, high-quality seeds, and fertilizers can increase yields, reduce production costs, and enhance nutrition. Efforts are now underway to harness the power and reach of radio and other…

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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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Communicating science for impact: radio for reaching farmers with research results

Communicating science for impact: radio for reaching farmers with research results

The challenge All too often, agricultural research results are published in journals and discussed at conferences, but fail to influence policy or reach farmers’ fields and consumers in a meaningful way. There are many steps involved for farmers, from accessing the information to making use of it in their own lives. Supporting farmers during these…

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Scaling-up Pulse Innovations for Food and Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia

The Scaling-up Pulse Innovations for Food and Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia project promotes improved haricot bean varieties, and has an emphasis on nutrition. The radio shows are intended to support and scale out on the ground activities, providing information on agronomy, from land preparation through to harvesting. The programs also discuss the role of…

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Radio that works for women smallholders in Uganda and Kenya

Farm Radio International is bringing results from two ongoing research projects – Insect feed for poultry and fish production (INSFEED) and Precooked bean products for food and nutrition security, and incomes in Kenya and Uganda – directly to fish, poultry and bean farmers through radio broadcasts. The Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) project is working with…

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Canada’s International Assistance Review Consultations, Submission from Farm Radio International

In July 2016 Global Affairs Canada solicited feedback from NGOs and other civil society actors on their widespread international assistance review. This is FRI’s submission to this review. Our submission covered two main themes: 1. The need for enhanced dedicated investments in sustainable small-scale agriculture as a special and core element of a clean and…

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Hearing from Tanzanians 2016 - Part of Canada’s international assistance policy review

Hearing from Tanzanians 2016 – Part of Canada’s International Assistance Review Consultations

Canada is developing a new framework for international assistance policy, funding, and delivery. This is an unprecedented opportunity to review and rethinking how we conceive of and deliver international aid, in line with the ambitious ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Government of Canada recently launched a consultative process aimed at gathering input from…

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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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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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