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

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

The challenge Smallholder producers manage more than 70% of Ghana’s farms but achieve only half of their potential yields. There is an urgent need for increased access to agricultural extension and advisory services by smallholder farmers, particularly women. However, public sector services in Ghana have become financially unsustainable and they are not widely available. As…

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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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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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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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GeoPoll Technical Report: Farm Radio International Ghana Rice production in Volta & Maize production in Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana

GeoPoll Technical Report: Farm Radio International Ghana Rice production in Volta & Maize production in Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana

Farm Radio International (FRI) commissioned GeoPoll to conduct two SMS polls to measure the impact of interactive rural radio (IRR) programming in the Volta and Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana. This report analyses the data gathered during these two SMS surveys. Both of these interventions were part of FRI’s New Alliance Interactive Radio Technologies (ICT)…

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The new age of radio: How ICTs are changing rural radio in Africa

The new age of radio: How ICTs are changing rural radio in Africa

The African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) was a 42-month action search project implemented by Farm Radio International in partnership with World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AFRRI set out to test the effectiveness of a new type of radio campaign: the participatory radio…

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Marketing on the airwaves Marketing information service MIS and radio

Marketing on the airwaves: Marketing information service (MIS) and radio

The African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) was a 42-month action search project implemented by Farm Radio International in partnership with World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AFRRI set out to test the effectiveness of a new type of radio campaign: the participatory radio…

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Participatory Radio Campaigns and Food Security

Participatory Radio Campaigns and Food Security

The African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) was a 42-month action search project implemented by Farm Radio International in partnership with World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AFRRI set out to test the effectiveness of a new type of radio campaign: the participatory radio…

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Profiles for Progress

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Profiles for Progress

In Africa, many governments lack resources to educate farmers about new agricultural practices and technologies that can help them increase their productivity and incomes. In Nigeria, for example, there is one government agricultural extension agent for every 3,000 farmers, giving each farmer less than 30 minutes of time with an agent per year. But more…

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Economics of Rural Radio in Africa: An Introductory Study into the Costs and Revenues (Chris Yordy)

The African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) was a 42-month action search project implemented by Farm Radio International in partnership with World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AFRRI set out to test the effectiveness of a new type of radio campaign: the participatory radio…

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