Rural women, like Samata Yussif, love radio

Rural women, like Samata Yussif, love radio

Photo credit: Sylvie Harrison

 

Samata Yussif is a groundnut (peanut) farmer from Kpatchulo in Ghana’s Northern Region. As a woman farmer, she says: “[The radio program I listen to] has helped me discuss more with my husband to make decisions about the farm and what practices we will use. We enjoy discussing and set time aside to listen; then … we begin to talk. I am excited and happy because if we come to a consensus and can discuss, it makes us get money and we can take care of our children.”

 

Samata Yussif listens to a radio show called Time with Farmers on MIGHT FM, one of the radio stations participating in the CHANGE project, made possible with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

 

This story is part of a campaign for International Women’s Day called #ruralwomenloveradio, which asks broadcasters to submit stories about the impact of radio on rural women’s lives. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Equality for Women is Progress for All.”

 

 

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