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April 2, 2014 – Ottawa Life Magazine: “Foodie Fundraiser to Celebrate and Serve African Small-Scale Farmers

March 11, 2014 – Rural 21, The International Journal for Rural Development: “Modern ICTs and rural extension: Have we reached the tipping point?” by Judith Francis and Benjamin Kwasi Addom of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

February 6, 2014 – The Ottawa Citizen blog: “Tuning in: The value of voice and entertainment in communication for development” by Mark Leclair

February 6, 2014 – The Manitoba Co-operator: “Farming better in Uganda  with Canadian help” by Anne Cote

January 23, 2014 – The Huffington Post: “Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Global Development” by Melinda Gates

January 20, 2014 – Toronto Star: “Can a reality show really deliver aid to Africa?” by Marc Ellison

December 31, 2013 – Ontario Farmer: “Cell phones expedite bringing farm news to Ethiopia” by Tom Van Dusen

December 12, 2013 – e-agriculture: “Interactive radio: tailoring shows on farmers’ needs” by Isabelle Rodriguez y Baena

November 27, 2013 – The New York Times’ Opinionator (blog): “In Tanzania, Farmers Reap the Benefits of Radio” by Sarika Bansal

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 16, 2013 – Ontario Farmer: “Farm radio charity reaches out to women producers ” by Tom Van Dusen

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, 2012Lunch 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’s 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 blog: “Radio 5 hosts Fone Fighters in Arusha” by Brenda Burrell

February 14, 2012Radio Canada International: “The future of radio in a digital age” by Marc Montgomery

February 9, 2012Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids: “Radio Farming” (See page 51)

November 22, 2011Ontario Farmer: “Broadcaster Brings Agricultural News to Rural Africa” by Tom Van Dusen

October 1, 2011 Winnipeg Free Press: “Farm Radio International vital tool in spreading the facts” by Laura Rance

June 2011Dimitra Newsletter: “Participatory radio using Freedom Fone”  (see page 8)

March 14, 2011CBC Radio One, All In A Day with Alan Neal: Interview with Grace Amito, the 2010 George Atkins Communications Award winner

March 8, 2011CBC Radio One, Radio Noon Montreal with Bernard St. Laurent: Interview with Grace Amito, the 2010 George Atkins Communications Award winner

March 7, 2011CKCU 93.1 FM, Monday Special Blend with Giacomo Panico: Interview with Grace Amito, the 2010 George Atkins Communications Award winner

February 11, 2011 Bulletin of the World Health Organization: “Tuning in to secure food

August 10, 2010 – MobileActive.org: “Press One for Freedom Fone, Press Two for Farm Radio International: How Stations Use Integrated Voice Response” by Melissa Ulbricht

October 8, 2009 – CBC RadioDispatches: “From Bonagobugu, Mali” (an introduction to Farm Radio International’s work) by David Gutnick (For a highlight of this program, start listening to Part One here, at 15:14.)

September 2009Ontario Farmer: “Africa on the Air” by Tom Van Dusen

June 2009ICT Update: “Talking back to radio: Broadcasters use ICTs to involve farmers in radio programmes for rural Africa” by Sheila Huggins-Rao

June 2009The Farm Journalist (newsletter of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation): “Farm Radio International celebrates 30 years helping African Farmers”

May 31, 2009 CBC Radio One, The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright: “Doug Ward’s Interview about Farm Radio International

January 26, 2009PC World: “Mobile Phones Join the Rural Radio Mix” by Ken Banks

December 24, 2008LEISA Magazine: “Using radio to share farmers’ adaptation strategies” by Blythe McKay

December 18, 2008 – CBC News: “Better journalists make for better farmers” by David Gutnick

November 2008 – Canadian Council for International Cooperation: “Climate Change Adaptation Goes Soap: Using radio drama to share ways smallholder farmers in Nigeria can adapt to a changing climate“ (This article is part of a series called Pathways to Resilience: A Food Security Policy Group Discussion. Learn more and read the other studies in the series here.)

November 20, 2008The Ontarion: “Kenyan scriptwriter fighting poverty honoured”

November 10 , 2007CKCU 93.1 FM, Monday Special Blend with Giacomo Panico: Interview with Rachel Adipo, the 2008 George Atkins Communications Award winner

December 13, 2007CBC Radio One, All In A Day with Adrian Harewood

December 5, 2007Ottawa Citizen: “Gates group explores farm radio”

November 2007Rural Delivery magazine: “Building Strong Ties”

February 2005The Farm Journalist (newsletter of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation): “Dr. George Stuart Atkins of the Developing Countries Farm Radio Network wins 2004 Perinbam Award”

November 16, 2004CBC Radio One, Sounds Like Canada with Shelagh Rogers: Interview with George Atkins

November 15, 2004National Post: “Canadian Farm Radio Pioneer Honoured” by Scott Stinson