Radio

Celebrating radio excellence with the Farm Radio Awards

Farm Radio International celebrates excellence in radio broadcasting in Africa with our awards. The winners of the George Atkins Communications Award and the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio serve as excellent examples of how radio broadcasters and radio programs can serve their audiences and improve the lives of their listeners. This year, we decided to celebrate this excellence in radio broadcasting on World Radio Day. The George Atkins

New world, new radio

Radio has been around for more than 110 years. In that time, radio has reached billions of people to share good information, entertain, serve communities during times of crisis, and to connect people to each other via stories, news, and shared experiences. In this digital age, it’s easy to see radio as an old technology. But it is evolving, innovating, and continuing to connect people. Feb. 13, 2021 is World

Advocating for Family Farmers : 2020 Year-in-Review

As 2020 draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on what seems like a pivotal year. It’s a new decade, and we are facing challenges new and old. The COVID-19 crisis took over the agenda this year, changing how we work, live, and interact with each other. However, old challenges did not take a backseat during this crisis. Food security, nutrition, gender-based violence, early marriage, education, and

Learning opportunity: Farmer program e-course

Farm Radio International is excited to announce that our Farmer program e-course for radio broadcasters will begin on February 22—and registration is now open! This online course will help you make an engaging, entertaining, and informative farmer radio program. You will be guided by African e-facilitators and paired up with experienced mentors. You will learn: How to identify your audience and your audience’s information and communication needs. How to design

The UN has designated 2019 to 2028 as the Decade of Family Farming. The YenKasa Africa initiative has designed a radio campaign to celebrate family farmers. As part of this campaign, we developed radio spots celebrating family farmers, particularly women and youth. Learn more about the campaign here: https://yenkasa.org/voice-for-family-farmers-campaign-on-air-across-africa/

FF-SPAK, a YenKasa Africa partner in Kenya, translated these spots into Swahili for use by partner radio stations.

To read the text of the radio spots in English or French, go to: http://scripts.farmradio.fm/radio-resource-packs/undff-radio-campaign/radio-spots-undff-part-one/

This resource was supported by YenKasa Africa, with funding from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. YenKasa Africa is a platform to enhance knowledge and experience sharing to support agriculture and rural development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Farm Radio International is a communication partner for the UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 in Africa.

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/farmradio/sets/voice-for-family-farmers-radio-spots-swahili

Celebrate the people who grow your food — family farmers — with our UNDFF radio campaign

The YenKasa Africa radio campaign celebrates the UN Decade of Family Farming and the voices of small-scale farmers across Africa. As World Food Day (Oct. 16) approaches, be part of our campaign, and be a voice for family farmers. Have you already participated by broadcasting our radio spots or other campaign materials? Or by interviewing farmers and farmer organization leaders? Continue to participate by integrating this campaign into a special

Webinar: Rumours and concerns about face masks during COVID-19 crisis

Join the Risk Communication and Community Engagement Group (RCCE) and Farm Radio International for a webinar Wednesday, September 23. Rumors and concerns about wearing face masks have created a great challenge for compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures. The expert panel will discuss how local media are dealing with these rumours and how they are serving their listeners. This webinar will also be an opportunity to share practical tools with members

The power of radio in building capacities for rural Somalia

In light of the current threat to public health posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to prevent the spread of the virus, FAO has launched today a new radio distance learning and extension service that complements its cash and livelihood support, for the most vulnerable farmers, pastoralists and fisher folks in Somalia. “This initiative also comes as an anticipatory measure in case the COVID-19 situation gets worse again and new restrictions and limitations

Voice for Family Farmers radio campaign materials

Radio stations can be champions for family farmers. By joining the UNDFF radio campaign, they commit to being the Voice for Family Farmers: inviting farmers to speak on their radio programs and to shape the topics  discussed on the programs. Radio stations can ensure that family farmers have the information they need to make good decisions that improve their lives and livelihoods. They can also connect family farmers with farmer