For media inquiries please contact FRI Executive Direct Kevin Perkins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 28, 2013 – PBS Media Shift: ”Teaching Journalism Abroad Means Challenging the Status Quo” by Rick Rockwell
August 22, 2013 – Thomson Reuters Foundation: ”Radio show helps Tanzanian farmers fight climate change” by Kizito Makoye
July 1, 2013 – The Huffington Post blog: “Change Maker: Farm Radio International Reaches 39 Million Farmers” by Craig and Marc Kielburger, co-founders of Free the Children
February 22, 2013 – CNN: “Radio plants seeds of success for struggling farmers“ (article and video) by Robyn Curnow and Leonie Elliott
February 7, 2013 – The Guardian: “New versus old media: how best to get information to smallholder farmers” by Caspar van Vark
November 9, 2012 – The Huffington Post blog: “The Radio Station Building Peace in Uganda” by Mary Warner
November 7, 2012 – Lunch with Mary: ”Farm Radio International Board Member, Journalist and Former Station Manager of Uganda’s Mega FM David Okidi” by Mary Warner
October 10, 2012 – ILRI News: “Participatory radio’s power in driving adoption of farming technologies: Lessons from Farm Radio International”
September 28, 2012 – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Impatient Optimists blog: “What Do Radio and Mobile Phones Have to do With Farming?” by Mercy Karanja. This article was also posted to ReliefWeb.
May 29, 2012 – Freedom Fone: “Radio 5 hosts Fone Fighters in Arusha” by Brenda Burrell
February 14, 2012 – Radio Canada International (RCI) – “The future of radio in a digital age”: Listen to the interview – You will need Windows Media Player .The interview features Farm Radio International’s Executive Director, Kevin Perkins.
February 9, 2012 – Farm Radio International was featured in a special issue of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids centered around the theme of “Canada and a Better World.” Information about Farm Radio International can be found on pages 50 and 51.
November 22, 2011 – Ontario Farmer – Announced the winner of the George Atkins Communications Award 2011 Article
October 1, 2011 – Winnipeg Free Press: “Farm Radio International vital tool in spreading the facts” by Laura Rance
August 10, 2011 – Radio helps African farm families survive Press Release
June 2011 –Dimitra Newsletter – View article on page 8 for Participatory Radio Using Freedom Fone with Farm Radio International http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/dimitra/pdf/dim_20_e.pdf
March 14, 2011 – CBC Interview with Grace Amito. To listen to the interview, you will need Windows Media Player. Grace is the 2010 George Atkins Communications Award Winner and appeared on the CBC’s All in a Day with host Alan Neal.
March 7, 2011 – CKCU 93.1FM Interview with Grace Amito. To listen to the interview, you will need Windows Media Player. Grace is the 2010 George Atkins Communications Award Winner and appeared on the Monday Special Blend, with host Giacomo Panico.
March 1, 2011 –Ugandan farm broadcaster helped to end conflict Press Release
February 11, 2011 – World Health Organization Bulletin: “Tuning in to secure food”
January 31, 2011 – Winners announced in scriptwriting competition on healthy communities Press Release
March 23, 2010 – Farm Radio International wins Farmer Voice Award Press Release
March 11, 2010 – Farm Radio International is one of the 2010 ALINe Farmer Voice Award winner Press Release
January 25, 2010– Winners announced in scriptwriting competition on smallholder farmer innovation Press Release
November 2009– Jean Paul Ntezimana Rwandan- Journalist speaks about radio broadcast since the genocide Press Release
November 2009 – Gladson Makowa – George Atkins Communications Award Winner Press Release
September 2009 – Africa on the Air The Ontario Farmer
July 27, 2009 – Farm Radio International Launches Scriptwriting Competition for African Broadcasters” Press Release
June 2009 – CTA update “Talking Back to Radio” http: //ow.ly/eoci
June 2009 – Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation newsletter Farm Radio International celebrates 30 years helping African Farmers
May 1, 2009 – Farm Radio International is celebrating 30 years
January 26, 2009 – PC World.com – Mobile phones join the Rural Radio Mix Read the article
January 2, 2009 – CBC News: “Better journalists make for better farmers” by David Gutnick.
December 2008 – 2008 George Atkins Award Winner
December 24, 2008 – Leisa Magazine Article- Using radio to share farmers’ adaptation stagegies
November 2008 – Nigeria – Climate Change Adaptation Goes Soap” This article is part of a series called Pathways to Resilience: A Food Security Policy Group Discussion To get more information and read the other studies visit www.ccic.ca/e/003/food.shtml
November 20, 2008 – The Ontarion: (see page 8) Kenyan scriptwriter fighting poverty honoured
November 10 , 2007 – CKCU 93.1FM Interview with Rachel AdipoListen to the interview – You will need Windows Media Player Rachel is the 2008 George Atkins Communications Award Winner and appeared on the Monday Special Blend, with host Giacomo Panico.
December 13, 2007 – CBC Radio One Interview with Adrian Harewood Listen to the interview
December 5, 2007 – Article in the Ottawa Citizen – Gates group explores farm radio
November 2007– Building Strong Ties – Rural Delivery Article- Rural Delivery Article
October 4, 2007 – Gates Foundation funds Canadian Led African Radio Research Project- African Farm Radio Research Initiative Launches with International Symposium
February 2005 – Issue of the Canada Farm Writers’ Federation Newsletter – Dr. George Stuart Atkins of the Developing Countries Farm Radio Network wins 2004 Perinbam Award
November 16, 2004 – CBC Radio One on “Sounds Like Canada”
Shelagh Rogers speaks to the founder of the Developing Countries Farm Radio Network. George Atkins established the network in the late 1970′s, after visiting Africa as the CBC’s farm commentator. Today, the network provides free farm advice to as many as 800-million substance farmers around the world.
November 15, 2004 – Article in the National Post – Canadian Farm Radio Pioneer Honoured