Radio for farmer value chain development

Radio for farmer value chain development
Radio for farmer value chain development
Voice of women farmers
This project is part of the Her Farm Radio initiative
While all FRI projects are designed to be accessible and relevant to both men and women, Her Farm Radio projects place particular focus on the voice and knowledge needs of women farmers across Africa. Learn more.

Small-scale African farmers are among the most vulnerable to hunger, despite the fact they typically produce 70% or more of their countries’ food supplies. Many factors contribute to this problem, but an important part of the solution is to share knowledge of how to derive more benefits from the agricultural “value chain” that small-scale farmers are connected to. By choosing the right planting materials, harvesting at the right time, processing and storing produce carefully, and negotiating with different buyers, small-scale farmers can cultivate more food for their families and generate more income from the produce they sell.

Farm Radio International is helping farmers obtain more value for the efforts at every stage of the value chain with a new five-year initiative called Radio for Farmer Value Chain Development.  This project will help small-scale farmers realize improved food security and income by using participatory radio strategies for enhancing their participation in select value chains such as groundnuts, poultry, and cassava. This is a multi-country project in Mali, Tanzania, Ghana and Malawi.

Canada FlagThis project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.