Spotlights from Uganda

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Spotlight on George Atkins Communications Award winner Mubiru Ali, Radio Simba, Uganda

Maxine Betteridge-Moes October 07, 2018

In April 2016, Ugandan farmers called in to their favourite program on Radio Simba to complain of an unknown pest that was […]

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Broadcasting with a bucket in Uganda (JAMLAB Africa)

admin July 16, 2018

Radio continues to be a powerful medium across sub-Saharan Africa. Not only is radio commonly used to share community information, but it’s […]

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Ugandan radio programs target farmers dealing with Fall armyworm

Kathryn Burnham June 18, 2018

In the Central and Western regions of Uganda, farmers are busy with the first weeding of the season. As they head into […]

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Spotlight: Radio program helps Ugandan farmers get better prices for orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Jaime Little March 12, 2018

Alex Niwamanya started broadcasting at Voice of Kamwenge just six months ago, but has already seen the impact of his radio programs. […]

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Spotlight: Radio programs on Fall armyworm in Uganda

admin January 08, 2018

Uganda first experienced Fall armyworm last year, when it took farmers by surprise. Pascal Mweruka is Farm Radio International’s radio craft development […]

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Spotlight on George Atkins Communications Award runner-up Mubiru Ali of Radio Simba

Jaime Little November 06, 2017

Farmer, teacher, and broadcaster Mubiru Ali knows his radio shows have helped change lives. He produces and presents weekly farmer programs on […]

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Nakaseke Radio goes on air and online to alert farmers about Fall armyworm

Jaime Little October 16, 2017

Like many maize farmers in central Uganda, Peter Balaba was dismayed to find Fall armyworm caterpillars in his fields again this season. […]

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New studio allows Ugandan community radio station to expand programming

admin August 28, 2017

Broadcasters at Kagadi Kibaale Community Radio (KKCR) in western Uganda are now able to produce even more farming programs, and get them […]

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Broadcasting farmer stories helps audience and attracts advertisers in Uganda

admin August 22, 2017

Togo Mutanda Kasoro understands the value of broadcasting farming tips on the radio. He’s in charge of marketing and sales for two […]

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Spotlight on Koch FM: Tackling sanitation issues in a slum (BBC Media Action)

admin June 12, 2017

Koch FM uses a shipping container that is soundproofed with egg cartons as a studio. The station broadcasts from Korogocho, one of […]

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Why community listening groups come together

Tracy Akwii March 20, 2017

Community listening groups are popular in Uganda, and contribute greatly to radio programming. In the Kiboga district of Uganda’s Central Region, 25 […]

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Listener feedback shapes programming, policies at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation

Kathryn Burnham January 30, 2017

For the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, the audience is important. UBC uses several strategies to hear from the audience and receives lots of […]

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