7 training with Joseph on how to run farmer field groups for Radio Farmer (1)Our Farmer Radio Projects use a multi-pronged approach. Through the medium of local radio and SMS (text messaging) we reach millions of smallholder farmers with the information that they desperately need in order to manage and sell their crops effectively.

The farmers ‘set the questions’ for our radio programme and our local partners provide them with access to answers from experts in the field, as well as the knowledge of experienced local farmers. We also work in partnership with local educational institutions, NGOs and industry, suppoting in-country capacity  and building the necessary business education for smallholders.

Farmer Radio

Our first ‘Farmer Radio’ programme was in Kenya, and named Dhahabu Ya Murimi  (meaning ‘Farmer’s Gold); it reached and audience of around 4.5 million people (half a million coffee farmers.) You can read more about its successes here.

We have subsequently also set up Farmer Radio projects in Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Most recently, in 2017, we started a new Farmer Radio project in Ghana and Burkina Faso.

To find out more about Farmer-Radio, please contact us or find us on Facebook.