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AFRRI stations participate in hands-on training

The African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) – a Farm Radio International undertaking to determine and document best practices for using radio-based communications to enhance food security in Africa – is entering a new phase. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Farm Radio is working with radio partners in Ghana, Mali, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. Starting this month, representatives from the 25 participating radio stations and other national partners will take part in a training program. The training will take place in each of the five countries, beginning with a six day intensive hands-on training focusing on developing good stories for radio and using digital audio production. Participants will work with national level radio and communication experts and rural community members to develop and evaluate radio programs on agriculture and food security. Following the six-day intensive program, participants will continue their learning through a four-month interactive distance education course. Opportunities to develop their own training activities, designed to share what they’ve learned with their colleagues and peers, will also be available at the end of the course. Participants will receive Certificates of Successful Completion from the course, and AFRRI will have its first set of training alumni!

To view updates on the progress of AFRRI, and eventually the full results of the initiative, please visit our website: http://www.farmradio.org/english/programs/affri.asp.

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