Rural Communication Services

Radio programme: Effects of climate change on smallholder farmers and how they can adapt and mitigate against

As part of the YenKasa Africa radio initiative, we are thrilled to share this week’s feature, which delves into the vital topic of “Effects of climate change on smallholder farmers and how they can adapt and mitigate against” Read our feature to discover valuable insights and expert advice, and then listen to the recorded programme on the YenKasa Africa website in Kenya’s local language, Swahili. Don’t miss this opportunity to

Bridging the gap: How rural radio raises awareness about veterinary paraprofessionals' services for livestock farmers

The One Health approach recognizes the interconnectedness of animal, human, and environmental health. This holistic perspective is crucial for improving livestock health and production, mitigating zoonotic diseases, and improving family income, nutrition, and health, especially in rural communities. However, agro-pastoral and smallholder livestock productivity remains low in many contexts due to the impact of animal disease resulting from a lack of access to extension services, and quality animal health and

The outcome: FAO's technical seminar on rural communication services and inclusive innovation for family farming

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted a technical seminar on Rural Communication Services (RCS) and Inclusive Innovation Approaches for Family Farming on 29 April 2024. Held at the Ethiopia Room at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, the seminar was also live-streamed (Morning session livestream and Afternoon session livestream). Global experts participated, sharing their various RCS initiatives. As part of the ongoing implementation of the

Abdul Nayaru Froko – pioneering educational broadcasts for farmers at GBC Radio

Abdul Nayaru Froko is a passionate journalist with a love for broadcasting. He creates educational programs for farmers, covering topics such as agriculture, including seed selection, soil testing, and pest control, as well as health and road safety. Since childhood, he’s been fascinated by the magic of radio, which led him to a career in journalism. He has a Bachelor’s degree in basic education and a diploma in information communication

Digital Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

The FAO Regional Office for Africa is actively promoting the adoption of digital agriculture across sub-Saharan countries. This effort is supported by a guiding framework developed in partnership with Wageningen University and Research (WUR). The study conducted aimed to analyze project interventions focusing on digital agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa, assess the impact of digital solutions on crop production, risk reduction, and value chain profitability, and provide recommendations for better adoption

Radio programme: Agroforestry - Trees for sustainable agriculture

As part of the YenKasa Africa radio initiative, we are thrilled to share this week’s feature, which delves into the vital topic of “Agroforestry – Trees for sustainable agriculture.” Read our feature to discover valuable insights and expert advice, and then listen to the recorded programme on the YenKasa Africa website in Madagascar’s local language, Malagasy. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and empower your agricultural practices. Happy

Radio Programme: Good practices in beekeeping for a sustainable honey value chain in Tanzania

As part of the YenKasa Africa radio initiative, we are thrilled to share this week’s feature, which delves into the vital topic of “Good practices in beekeeping for a sustainable honey value chain in Tanzania.” Read our feature to discover valuable insights and expert advice, and then listen to the recorded programme on the YenKasa Africa website in the Tanzanian local language, Swahili. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your

Radio Programme: Boosting soil fertility in Ghana through microbial fertilizers

As part of the YenKasa Africa radio initiative, we are thrilled to share this week’s feature, which delves into the vital topic “Boosting soil fertility in Ghana through microbial fertilizers”. Read our feature to discover valuable insights and expert advice, and then listen to the recorded program on the YenKasa Africa website in the Ghana local language, Gurune. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and empower your agricultural

How Abalo Gérémie Kadanga gives a voice to rural Togo through radio

Abalo Gérémie Kadanga embarked on a career in radio fueled by a passion to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities in Togo. Initially drawn to journalism during high school, where he served as an information officer, he became acutely aware that local radio stations were not adequately representing the concerns of groups like farmers, youth, and women. This realization inspired him to pursue a career in journalism to give a

Peace FM Nigeria : Winner of the 2024 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

In the radio landscape of Jos, Nigeria, Peace FM, guided by Manager Kachollom Rita Pam, serves as a vital link for communities within its 400-kilometer reach. At the heart of its programming is Wake Daya, a transformative one-hour show airing every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The dedicated team, including Zainab Babaji, Nansat Guning, Ketura Adeneji, Hudung Gyang, and Lawrence Kyarshik, delves into the impactful role of women in