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Sharing knowledge, giving voice.
Sharing knowledge, giving voice.

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Small feeds. Small sustains. Small is #withnature.
#WED2017 #WorldEnvironmentDay #farming #Africa
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Haruna Rashida truly understands the benefit of good farm radio resources.

A farm radio broadcaster at Northstar Radio in Ghana, Haruna recently decided to take up farming because of the information and knowledge she was gaining through Farm Radio International.

“I got the motivation to farm through the resources and what I learned about farming on the farmers’ program.”

She started farming last year and enjoyed a good first harvest. Meet Haruna in our latest blog.
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On the International Day of Families, we celebrate radio's role in promoting education and well-being in Africa and beyond. #DayofFamilies #SDG4
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A radio program recently helped long-time guinea fowl farmer Albert Asorigiya triple his production, earning him a best regional farmer award in November of last year.

He says the radio program provided valuable information about housing structures, administering antibiotics and other veterinary medications, and how to ensure good nutrition.

Learn more in this #audiopostcard.
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To celebrate World Radio Day this year, we invited radio lovers from around the world to participate in a special Uliza poll to share how they use radio and why they love it.

More than 800 people from 27 countries called in to answer the multiple-choice questions and leave a voice message sharing what radio has done for them. Check out our latest blog to listen to just a few of our favourites!
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Women make up almost half of the agricultural workforce in sub-Saharan Africa — as farmers, workers and entrepreneurs. But productivity on their farms is significantly lower compared to men.

Women have to deal with the triple burden of work, childcare, and domestic work. But they also face a serious gender gap in accessing the resources and opportunities needed to make the most productive use of their time.

Closing the gender gap in agriculture would significantly increase agricultural productivity, reducing poverty and hunger for millions of people.

That’s why we’re working to use radio to serve women farmers. Let’s #BeBoldForChange by investing in women farmers to help them reach their full potential.

#IDW2017 #InternationalWomensDay
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Across Africa, small-scale farmers produce as much as 80 percent of their countries’ food supplies, but they are often the most vulnerable to hunger and poverty. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Find out how radio is helping farmers benefit more from the agricultural #valuechains that they are part of in this short video documentary about the impact of our Radio for Farmer Value Chain Development project in Ghana.

http://www.farmradio.org/ourblog/2017/02/21/video-radio-farmer-value-chain-development-ghana/
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It's International Development Week, a time to celebrate Canadian efforts to #endpoverty for good. Together we can sow a brighter future for all.

#IDW2017 #LeaveNoOneBehind #globalgoals #internationaldevelopment
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Done well, radio can transform lives. Here's a story from Ghana that demonstrates the power of a quality farmer program:

By listening to the radio, Elvis learned about a new fertilization method. On the two acres where he didn’t get put the fertilizer, Elvis expects to get about five bags of rice. On the four acres where he did use the fertilizer, he expects to harvest about 100 bags.

This will not only mean more food on the table, but a better livelihood overall. That's the power of radio.
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Love radio? Share why on World Radio Day! Sign up for our Thunderclap now to create a personal #iloveradio message that will automatically be posted to social media on your behalf on February 13! #WorldRadioDay
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