January 2019

75 ways to fix your farmer program

Radio, more than any other medium, speaks the language of farmers. Farmers count on radio to provide the information they need, when they need it. However, too often, radio lets farmers down. It doesn’t have to be this way- stemming from our numerous interviews conducted across radio stations in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi, we are publishing a list of tips for broadcasters who want to improve their programs.

World Radio Day- Radio a Tool for Promoting Dialogue and Peace Building

Radio is celebrated world over for its life changing attributes especially in developing countries where the development agenda remains a common denominator of all engagements. The UN, set aside the 13th February as a day to celebrate radio. This year’s edition of the World Radio Day(WRD) is commemorated under the theme, Radio: Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace, a theme which is most appropriate to countries like Zimbabwe given its perpetual instabilities

Collaborative Change: A communication framework for climate change adaptation and food security

Nowadays, compelling issues such as climate change and food security require primarily multidisciplinary approaches and multistakeholder action in the process of social learning for adaptive livelihoods. This implies an increasing demand for information, knowledge and participation that puts the need for planned communication activities at the centre of development initiatives. Within this framework, it is essential to support rural knowledge institutions and national programmes for climate change and food security

Farming for the future: Communication efforts to advance family farming

This document has been prepared to inspire reflection about the role of communication in advancing family farming. It includes an analysis of examples of ComDev approaches applied to smallholder farming and rural development and the issues that they encompass: food security, natural resource management, rural livelihoods, agricultural innovation, and capacity development. One emerging concept is that of “rural communication services,” which seeks to enhance rural livelihoods by facilitating equitable access

Use VOICE to make good farmer programming

If you are looking for ways to improve your farmer program, Farm Radio International’s online learning module is a great place to learn new techniques. This self-guided learning module uses simple pictures, questions, and short activities to explain key concepts. Use VOICE to make good farmer programming This module explores Farm Radio’s VOICE Standards. You will learn why farmers turn off a farmer program, why your station should have a