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Farm Radio Weekly is a news and information service for rural radio broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa. It is published by Farm Radio International.

Farm Radio Weekly

Local radio educates, informs and has the power to champion justice

This is Farm Radio Weekly calling! Thank you for taking the time to tune in to the latest issue, #299. This week, we focus on radio.

People who listen to the radio love to hear about personalities. This includes listeners to Sulwe FM in western Kenya. These listeners have been introduced to, and love to hear about and meet, James Barasa Mamati, an 85-year-old who is still actively teaching younger people about farming.

Sarah Adongo grew up in a farming family in central Uganda, helping her parents in the fields. Now she helps small-scale farmers keep informed and updated by broadcasting relevant and reliable information on Gulu’s Mega FM.

A Nigerian radio station has developed a program which names and shames those who think that their position allows them to act with impunity. The collective power of listeners to the Brekete Family Radio program gives a voice to the voiceless and encourages community action.

When ethnically- or religiously-based conflict or violence threatens the peace in your communities, it is best to get people talking. This week’s Resource section highlights a guidebook tailored for radio producers and broadcasters who want to get the best results from on-air talk shows. Read more through the link in the sidebar.

Everyone who speaks on air is raising the next generation – so make your words count!

Keep those airwaves crackling!

the Farm Radio Weekly team

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