African countries commit to raise ambitions for Sustainable Development Goals

African countries have committed to raise their ambitions and accelerate their actions towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including ending poverty and hunger, at the conclusion of the 32nd Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa. Sixty-two Ministers from 54 African countries participated in the conference – country representation was one of the largest ever thanks to the hybrid mode, with more than half the ministers attending in person

Spotlight: 10 years on, Uganda’s Radio Simba develops sustainable radio programs on orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Sometimes, the impact of Farm Radio programs reaches beyond the target audience of small scale women and men farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. This was the case in Uganda’s central region, where broadcasters at Radio Simba in Kampala listened intently to a series broadcast nearly 10 years ago, which has inspired a sustainable radio program that continues at the station today. “My Children” was a radio drama that first aired in

The resolutions of the evaluation of the year of the uninterrupted signal of Radio Amani FM: A program of local RFI partner associations and RFI CLUBS

Moderator: Jafari Bienvenue Luube Theme and questions that guided the evaluation:  “A year of existence without interruption, what weaknesses, challenges to strengthen, what strengths to capitalize on for a future full of success of Radio Amani FM » And therefore the assessment of the strengths and difficulties or weaknesses and strategies for the emergence of the Radio.    Among the strengths:  The mixed assembly composed of journalists from the Radio,

TUFAIDIKE DRC: Financial inclusion at the heart of improving the standard of living of small farmers in the coffee sector

To break the cycle of poverty among small farmers, it is enough to strengthen their financial autonomy in order to increase their production capacity. This is the credo of an agricultural cooperative, TUFAIDIKE RDC, which seeks to transform the living conditions of small farmers involved in the coffee, soybean and potato sectors.  TUFAIDIKE RDC is an agricultural cooperative located in the provinces of South Kivu and North Kivu in the

FARIDA, a mobile solution to increase the income of community radio stations

Community radios in Africa and in the Democratic Republic of Congo are most often faced with insufficient material, financial and technical resources to meet their editorial needs. However, with new information and communication technologies, it is nowadays possible to maximize your audience and attract more advertisers on the radio and also on online platforms. It is in this context that the Internews organization and the Online Media Association in the

[SAVE THE DATE!] Webinar on April 26 - Cycle of exchanges: rural women and cooperativism

The WRF, together with six participating member organisations, will organise the second webinar of the series Rural Women and Cooperativism on 26 April. Three experiences of women’s farming groups or cooperatives in Madagascar, Nicaragua and Tanzania will be presented.  The Rural Women and Cooperativism virtual exchange cycle aim to promote the catalytic role of association and cooperativism in the economic empowerment and resilience building of rural women. More than 200

Julieth Muunga, runner-up for the 2022 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

At Radio Maria in Tanzania, Julieth Muunga is the sole presenter and producer of a 30-minute program called Jinsia na Maendeleo (Gender and Development), which was named the runner-up for the 2022 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio. Ms. Muunga started broadcasting in 2007 as a volunteer at two different radio stations while studying for a university certificate in Journalism at the University of Dar es Salaam. When she began her

Webinar: How ICTs Create Happiness

WSIS is having a panel on Tuesday April 12, 2022 at 12 p.m. CEST about how ICTs create happiness. Register for the event now to see Farm Radio International’s Kathryn Burnham, and other speakers: https://itu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eQIf3rD6RdGiu3DfpxKdLg The event is available only in English.

Patricia Kasoki, one of three winners of the 2022 George Atkins Communications Award

Patricia Kasoki is a proactive, dynamic broadcaster at Radio communautaire et environnementale de Kanyabayonga (RCEKA-FM) in North Kivu, DRC, where she has worked for two years. Ms. Kasoki is curious by nature, with a passion for working with local communities, and says this is what motivated her to begin broadcasting. She is also a self-proclaimed feminist activist, and before beginning her own programs, she was often invited by other stations

Radio Média + CI Bouaké, winner of the 2022 Liz Hughes award for Her Farm Radio

Women in leadership is an important theme for International Women’s Day and beyond. It’s also a topic that Radio Média + CI Bouaké in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire touches on each week in their Leadership au feminin (Female Leadership) program, which is dedicated to women and attempts to break down gender stereotypes. The weekly 30-minute program is produced by presenter Eunice Collé, journalist Eugène Kouadio, producer Epiphanie Kiffi, technician Esther Aké, and director