Farmer-Radio

Over the last 5 years, we have reached over 6 million people across Africa through our Farmer Radio projects. We know that radio works; providing fast and accessible information to farmer communities on issues as wide-ranging as climate change, crop management, co-operative governance and market prices.

We now plan to grow this impact through offering our Farmer Radio through an open source approach; making our methodology, materials and expertise freely available and accessible, anywhere it can make a positive change for small farmers and their communities.

7 training with Joseph on how to run farmer field groups for Radio Farmer (1)We are looking for sponsors, donors and partners to help us realise this ambition. Through creating easy to use materials, guidance and support, we can support local small farmer communities around the World to start and run their own Farmer Radio programmes, building knowledge, skills and livelihoods. Download our full prospectus here.

 

Farmer Radio

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 need in order to manage and sell their crops effectively.

The farmers ‘set the questions’ for our radio programmes and our local partners provide them with  answers from experts in the field, as well as the knowledge of experienced local farmers.

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 and our Open Source plans, please contact us.