We provide training services to broadcasters who create programs for small scale farmers. We focus on direct, in-station training using talented African broadcasters as our trainers. Each trainer must complete an intense workshop in training methodologies and the creation of effective farmer-focused radio programming. Broadcasters who participate in our in-station courses can take advantage of long-term, distance mentoring from other professional broadcasters in Canada and Africa.
We also create innovative distance education courses delivered over the Internet that can be completed online. We design and conduct custom workshops on specific topics to help broadcasters make the best possible farm radio programming.
All FRI training is designed to meet the real needs of African farm broadcasters. We give radio stations and their staff the tools to measure the quality of their farm radio services, and identify what must be done to improve them. Our approach to training is as participatory as our approach to farmer-focused broadcasting itself.