Radio User magazine feature article on the LYF’s innovative Farmer Radio Projects
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What’s happening in Ghana? LYF with CARE International and Christian Aid as they support us to record our Farmer Radio programmes with local communities.
The Lorna Young Foundation has launched a new Open Source Farmer Radio initiative; offering free-to-use resources for small farmer groups in developing countries, to set up and run farmer radio programmes.
June 2017, and the Lorna Young Foundation travelled to Ghana and Burkina Faso to launch BRAVE’s radio extension programme. The aim is to improve the resilience of farming communities to droughts and lack of access to good quality water. Ultimately this impacts on both their health and livelihoods, through their ability to grow food crops and keep livestock.
The LYF is working with Reading University to help communities identify sustainable groundwater resources in Ghana and Burkina Faso.
We are all pretty familiar with the value of tea in our own lives (where indeed would polite society be without it?) But one of the aims of the Lorna Young Foundation is to support small tea farmers in developing countries to receive the true value of their crop.
In March 2014,LYF Project Manager Cristina Talens, Joseph Macharia and Ringtons’ Responsible Sourcing Manager spent a week in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, working with staff from the Wakulima Tea Company (WATCO) and the RSTGA, to set up a Smallholder Support Network radio-extension programme.
The LYF has been broadcasting weekly farmer radio programmes since…
BBC Radio 4 appeal for the LYF