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"This is How I" is a new podcast series from Farm Radio International. Each episode is produced by one of our radio partners. Each episode offers tips and advice on a specific skill related to radio broadcasting, including examples of how this skill has improved their program quality.

Episodes include:

This is How I ... prepare an interview guest (Radio Fadhila, TZ)

This is How I ... record audio on WhatsApp (Patrick Mphaka, MW)

This is How I ... prepare to cover a news topic or event (Suliyat Idris, NG)

This is How I ... use Farm Radio's radio resources (Victor Asumani, MW)

This is How I ... motivate the community to get the COVID-19 vaccine (Judith Sonkho, MW)

Listen to the episodes on Soundcloud:

Want to contribute? Learn more:

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Farm Radio International is an award-winning development organization that partners with radio stations to serve African farming families and communities.

Farm Radio International has more than 1,200 broadcasting partners in 37 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. These partners receive our information and training resources, which they use to improve the quality of their radio programs.

To join our network, fill out the network enrolment form.

Radio Évangile Albarka

In 45 minutes each week, Égalité des genres et équilibre social aims to discuss the norms and beliefs that make rural women dependent on men, including practices that undermine women's access to and control over resources. The production team even extends invites to marginalized groups including people with disabilities and ethnic minority groups. This program was the winner of the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio in 2023.

Hortense Lamboni, Radio Rurale Communautaire des Savanes

Hortense Lamboni is a journalist and presenter at Radio Rurale Communautaire des Savanes in Togo. She broadcasts a program called Kpal n'yaal oukoa (That the farmers may flourish), which features exchanges between farmers and extension agents in order to help both men and women farmers improve their production. She also produces a program called L’heure d'entrepreneuriat agricole (Agricultural entrepreneur hour). Hortense was one of the winners of the 2023 George Atkins Communications Award.

Evelyn Balozi, Utume FM

Evelyn Balozi serves in many roles at Utume FM in Tanzania, including producer, presenter, acting station manager and marketing officer. Evelyn is currently working on an agroecological program. She designs each program to give farmers the opportunity to talk about their challenges through call-ins, in-studio interviews, written messages to the station or vox pops. Evelyn was one of the winners of the 2023 George Atkins Communications Award.

Sakina Majawa, Chanco Community Radio

Sakina Majawa works for Chanco Community Radio in Malawi as a producer and presenter. She currently produces and presents three farmer programs: Zaulimi (Agricultural issues) discusses the local agricultural calendar, Imvani za Kumudzi (The village voice) focuses on climate change and adaptation measures, and Ulimi ndi Nyengo (Farming and weather) presents the weekly weather forecast. To keep her programs interesting, Sakina uses nature sounds, songs sung by listeners in local languages, and a variety of formats, including mini-dramas, poems, panel discussions and interviews. Sakina was one of the winners of the 2023 George Atkins Communications Award.

Keneya blon (Health corridor) from Radio Baoulé

  1. Keneya blon is an informative and engaging 30-minute program that aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls, as well as strengthen the prevention of and response to gender-based violence. In past episodes, Keneya blon has worked to debunk myths and misconceptions about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). The production team overcomes challenges in each episode to highlight the voices of women on air, using channels such as Farm Radio’s Uliza poll, WhatsApp and community listening groups. This program was runner-up for the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio in 2023.

Duond Mikayi from Radio Mikayi

In long feature programs, sometimes upward of two hours per episode, Duond Mikayi aims to both celebrate and empower women in a variety of traditional and non-traditional roles. The production team sees the program as an opportunity to help women start their own businesses, and in each episode, encourages men to support their wives, mothers and sisters at home by sharing in household responsibilities. Other topics addressed include leadership, business, mental health, disabilities and more. Listeners say the program is changing the way they view gender roles in their community. This program was runner-up for the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio in 2023.

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