Radio

Farm Radio's COVID-19 response

As with everyone on the planet, COVID-19 has our full attention. Staying home, flattening the curve, saving lives, navigating the devastating economic consequences … We are all in this together. If you are like me, your radio has been on this morning, bringing you the latest information, sharing reliable advice and relevant stories, keeping us connected at a time of social distancing. Hopefully, your radio station has not been spreading

Two-way mass and individual health communications and rapid socio-epidemiological insights to support Kenya's COVID-19 response

Containing and stopping the new coronavirus pandemic requires equitable access to trusted, reliable information. Nonetheless, rapidly informing and empowering communities to stay healthy and safe as we combat the outbreak is only one part of the story. Any effective public health response will require an elaborate understanding of people’s perceptions around risk and preparedness to understand their concerns and refine outbreak responses to address their fears. In many parts of

Nyinabwenge show: Amplifying the voices of women for action

Fifty-year-old Ruth Kasimba lives in Butimba village in Kikuube district, a few kilometres from where Uganda’s proposed oil refinery will be constructed in oil-rich Hoima district in western Uganda Like any other rural woman, Ms. Kasimba collects firewood for cooking. It is exercise she describes as physically exhausting but also mentally draining. As a peasant farmer who grows different types of crops for food and sale, Ms. Kasimba could not

Farmers' Voice Radio resources enable African smallholders to access knowledge they need to succeed

On Thursday 13th February 2020, the Lorna Young Foundation (LYF) will launch its FARMERS’ VOICE RADIO initiative. In solidarity with World Radio Day, the LYF will unveil both its new Farmers’ Voice Radio brand and its website. The website has been designed to give away, for FREE, the LYF’s Farmers’ Voice Radio methodology and resources, so that the world’s poorest smallholder farmers—who are in desperate need of information, learning and

Celebrating the diversity of Farm Radio's network

Each year, we celebrate World Radio Day and the important role that radio plays in our lives and the lives of the communities we serve. Radio communicates important information, provides entertainment, shares stories and people’s opinions, and starts conversations 一 on air and off. The theme of World Radio Day this year is diversity, celebrating pluralism in radio, representation in the newsroom, and diversity of content and program types shared

Radio Sauti ya Mkaaji and "Vision 20-20"

Modeste Shabani Bin Sweni was born in Kibango, in the chiefdom of Kawange, Kasondo territory in DRC. At the time of his birth, the village had no school, no health centre, no electricity, no communication, and no local radio station. His parents and other villagers survived on fishing and farming. To attend school, he went to live with an uncle 50 kilometres away. During the period of political tension in

Talking about collaboration

Effective collaboration between broadcasters and stakeholder groups such as extension workers, researchers, and women’s organizations can help improve the quality of information received by farmers in radio programs. If you are a broadcaster and want to learn how to improve your collaborations with different stakeholder groups, then this e-discussion is for you! For four weeks, Farm Radio International will be offering an e-discussion for broadcasters and stakeholders on collaboration, from

All three winners of this year’s George Atkins Communications Award show commitment to farmers and Farm Radio International

This year, Farm Radio International is proud to present the George Atkins Communications Award to three passionate broadcasters who have long been dedicated to serving farmers and partnering with Farm Radio International. The three winners are: Ide Carine Tchounga, Radio Medumba, Cameroon Seydou Camara, Radio Wassoulou, Mali Matilda Amoah, Today’s FM, Ghana Ide Carine Tchounga started working at Radio Medumba in her village nearly 20 years ago. She started their

Success stories of the social role of Radio Ndeke Luka, on the occasion of its 19th anniversary

Radio Ndeke Luka, the radio created and supported by Fondation Hirondelle in the Central African Republic, celebrated its 19th anniversary on the 27th of March. The radio is listened to in the Central African Republic and throughout the world thanks to the diversity of its information network. Listeners in Bangui have explained the impact of the radio in their life, at the occasion of its birthday.   Throughout its 19 years of existence,