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Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 41, Issue 3
Listen to Radio Fanaka Fana and Radio Jigiya, in the Fana and Zégoua regions of Mali, and you are much more likely to hear tips for improving compost piles and soil quality than you are pop music hits or current events. That is because the station is participating in Farm Radio International’s Africa Farm Radio Research Initiative, a project to test the viability of using radio as a tool for spreading agricultural information to farmers throughout Africa. Farm Radio International is a Canadian-based, non-profit organization with partner broadcasters from over 300 radio stations in over 39 sub-Saharan African countries. Its programmes reach an audience of over 600 million people speaking more than 300 languages, providing listeners with valuable information that is increasing harvest yields and improving livelihoods.