Since 2010, Farmers' Voice Radio has broadcast trusted, vital agricultural information to over 1 million

smallholder farmers.

This has resulted in improved farming and land management practices, increased yields and quality, economic empowerment of women and strengthened resilience to climate change – ultimately contributing to more secure livelihoods.

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IN NORTHERN, GHANA

At least 70,000 people have improved knowledge & practices related to shea nut picking & butter processing

 

38% increase in volume of shea nuts sold

 

43% increase in use of protective clothing 

IN NYERI, KENYA

70,000 disease-resistant coffee seedlings planted

 

705 coffee farmers were encouraged to join a coffee cooperative (of which 50% were women) 

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IN GOLA RAINFOREST,
SIERRA LEONE

Over 5,000 cocoa farmers reached with info about forest-friendly production 

 

97% of listeners adopted

at least 5 forest-friendly cocoa practices

 

Increased cocoa sales and subscription payments by cooperative members

IN VIRUNGA, DRC

 

68% increase in volume of quality cocoa sold by women growers

 

300% increase in production of single-origin bars by sustainable chocolate companies

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IN RUNGWE, TANZANIA

Increase of 1.2 metric

tonnes of green tea 

deliveries by smallholders 

Establishment of tea cooperative’s own

radio station, Chai FM

IN NORTH EAST & 

UPPER EAST GHANA

 

58% increase in maize yields following application of climate smart agricultural practices

Widespread adoption of climate smart agricultural practices

“We are really awakened by the programmes which [you] are putting on the radio. On top of that, it seems to create in us women from Mondubiena a new need to plant cocoa, even in the little farms that we have.”

Maman Kahasa, female cocoa farmer in Virunga National Park, DRC

​“On a weekly basis, information on good agronomic practices is aired. The Listener Group members are those who contribute directly to the programme, but it is aired for everybody who is part of the community and beyond. Our impact is even in hundreds of thousands. People call on different platforms to acknowledge our programmes. The impact of Farmers' Voice Radio cannot be over-emphasised; it’s wonderful!” 

Gladys Assibi Atiah, Gender Adviser, CARE International Ghana

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​“Farmers' Voice Radio is an exciting and innovative channel which really allows the farmers to be able to articulate their concerns. Farmers' Voice Radio is proving a real resource and having a big impact. We are very proud to work with the Lorna Young Foundation.” 

Professor Rosalind Cornforth, Director,

The Walker Institute at the University of Reading