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.
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.
Joseph Macharia (project manager with the LYF in Kenya) explains his innovative approach to motivating young people in Kenya to work in agriculture.
The LYF is working with women cocoa farmers in the DRC to help them produce and broadcast farmer-radio services.
Our farmer extension radio programme has provided a source of information and connections for farmers across Africa.
The LYF has been broadcasting weekly farmer radio programmes since…
Joanne Harris MBE, award-winning novelist has recorded a BBC Radio 4 Appeal message for the LYF.