In vivo experience of the benefits for farmers' organizations, IFAD, Governments & projects to come together

From 15 to 18 November, in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, was held the second edition of the Regional Farmers’ Forum in conjunction with the 12th Regional Implementation Workshop for IFAD-supported projects in West and Central Africa (WCA). Hosted in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, this regional event welcomed about 200 participants from 23 countries of the region. The Regional Farmers’ Forum was  sponsored by Kobenan Adjoumani Kouassi, Minister of State, Minister of

Here’s how broadcasters participated in the Farm Radio International COVID-19 vaccine confidence campaign

Vaccines are critical in preventing severe illness from COVID-19 and keeping communities healthy. Yet many people still have questions or are hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccines. Between May and September 2022, approximately 250 Farm Radio broadcasting partners in 16 countries participated in the Farm Radio International COVID-19 vaccine confidence campaign. The campaign promoted COVID-19 vaccines, answered listeners’ questions, and provided good information on the effectiveness of the vaccines available in

Media Gender Code of Ethics

The Media Council of Tanzania has created a Media Gender Code of Ethics to help members of the media make their workplaces fair and equal for men and women. To read the full resource, click here.

Radio increases awareness and helps farmers get vaccinated against COVID-19

It’s around nine o’clock in the morning and people are going in and out of a hospital and public COVID-19 vaccination centre in Shashamene, a town in southern Ethiopia more than 250 km from the capital Addis Ababa. Ketema Wako is busy selling raw milk and other dairy products at the hospital staff cafeteria to generate income for his family. Each day, Mr. Wako sells between 35 and 47 litres

SAVE THE DATE! 30 June 2022 - Regional Forum on Rural Communication Services for Family Farming in Africa

Within the context of the UN Decade on Family Farming (UNDFF), FAO and the regional Communication for Development initiative YenKasa Africa have joined forces to promote inclusive Rural Communication Services (RCS) in Africa as part of family farming policies and programmes; and to strengthen participatory communication capacities among farmers’ organizations and rural institutions.   YenKasa Africa initiative and FAO invite you on 30 June 2022 to the virtual Regional Forum on

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,

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

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