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Nabugu Havenu is 92 years old. A seasoned farmer in the Upper West Region of Ghana, she’s seen a lot of farming practices come and go. Recently, she’s noticed a lot of farmers applying expensive chemicals and fertilizers to their fields. But she’s witnessing a change back to more natural and traditional farming methods — like composting — thanks to a program on her local radio station.
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Radio is reviving forgotten farming techniques like composting — and teaching an older farmer some new tricks.
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Find out why this research farmer is sweet on a new kind of potato: http://www.farmradio.org/ourblog/2016/07/15/research-farmer-sweet-potato/
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When Issah Naabunu heard about composting on the radio, he didn’t immediately make the switch. With everything depending on the productivity of the ground beneath his feet, adopting new farming practices can be risky business. Being a seasoned farmer, he decided to test the difference himself. The results? Check out our latest blog to find out.
Adopting new farming practices is risky business. When this farming in northern Ghana heard about composting on the radio, he decided to put it to the test.
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Happy birthday to an extraordinary Canadian, our founder, George Atkins. He would have been 99 today.
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Congratulations to this year's World Food Prize winners: Drs. Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, and Jan Low of the International Potato Center (CIP) and Dr. Howarth Bouis of HarvestPlus.

Their work on the highly nutritious orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) is a breakthrough achievement in the fight against vitamin A deficiency and the harm it causes.

We've had the pleasure of working with both CIP and HarvestPlus on projects that use farmer-centred radio programs to encourage rural communities to grow and eat this colourful crop.

‪#‎FoodPrize16‬ ‪#‎biofortification‬ ‪#‎OFSP‬ ‪#‎radio4change‬
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Ten radio stations, six languages, and 30 episodes — and, we now know, tens of thousands of loyal listeners.

These numbers describe My Children, a weekly drama about a farming family in Uganda that uses novel interactive radio methods to engage with and learn about its listeners.

Learn more in our latest blog.
Ten radio stations, six languages, and 30 episodes — and, radio polling tells us, tens of thousands of loyal listeners.
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Pili Athumani is the leader of the women’s listening group in Mnung’una village in the Singida Region of Tanzania. She’s been tuning into a weekly radio program that is not only benefiting her sorghum harvest but also equalizing the division of labour within her household. Find out more in our latest blog. #radio4change #hervoiceonair
A radio program in Tanzania is not only helping women farmers improve their harvests but is also equalizing the division of labour within their households.
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Despite raising guinea fowl since 2008, Apialore Alagiwugah used to have trouble keeping the babies, called keets, alive into adulthood. Often the cold would kill the birds. Other times, sickness and worms would be the culprit. Sometimes he would lose keets without understanding why. But a program on his local radio station is changing that.

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Although raising guinea fowl is very popular in northern Ghana, it is not uncommon to lose up to 70% of the babies before adulthood. Radio is changing that.
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Imagine you’re a farmer and the rainy season that you depend on doesn’t come. This happens again — and again. After three failed rainy seasons you hear that sudden and heavy rains may come and wipe out what you have left.

What would you do in this situation? Thankfully for farmers in the drought-stricken Tigray Region of Ethiopia, they can start by doing something as simple as turning on their radio.
Radio can be a lifeline for farmers dealing with drought by providing information on life-saving techniques like water harvesting.
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“Now people come help with the compost. We know how to use it.”

Read our latest blog to learn how farmers like Rebecca are learning about composting and other new farming methods over the airwaves.

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Radio helps Rebecca Adakule Adokoma, a 60-year-old farmer in northern Ghana, keep her knowledge of new farming practices up to date.
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This machine fights drought. Celebrate the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought by finding out how. ‪#‎WDCD2016‬ ‪#‎Radio4Change
http://change.farmradio.org/portfolio-item/machine-fights-drought/
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