Spotlights from Ghana

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The Mother of North Star FM uses unique drama format to address sensitive issues

Maxine Betteridge-Moes December 02, 2018

The only female broadcaster at North Star FM in Tamale, Ghana, is affectionately known as “Mama Rash.” Hers has become a household […]

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Spotlight on Josephine Adumako Akaribo, broadcaster at Radio Gurune, Ghana, and 2017 George Atkins Communications Award winner

Maxine Betteridge-Moes November 26, 2018

Agricultural broadcasting is a family affair at Radio Gurune in Bolgatanga, in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Station director Lydia Ajono […]

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Building Accra: Encouraging women and youth to enter residential construction—by using radio

Connor Oke November 18, 2018

Ghana is booming. Residential construction in the Greater Accra Region—a loud, crowded, sweaty metropolis of four million and rising—is now one of […]

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Spotlight on Earl Samuels, George Atkins Communications Award Winner, Fiila FM, Ghana

Maxine Betteridge-Moes October 01, 2018

Earl Samuels has long had the desire to empower his people and provide access to information in hard times. This inspired him […]

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Spotlight: In Ghana, the farmer’s friend is always on call

Maxine Betteridge-Moes August 13, 2018

In Ghana’s Northern Region, farmers who tune into Radio Savannah 91.3 FM on Sunday evenings recognize the familiar voice of a man […]

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Spotlight: Otec FM runs farming workshops to raise money for programs

Jaime Little June 04, 2018

Many African radio stations struggle to raise money to support their agriculture programs. Recording equipment and taxi fares for reporters to interview […]

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Spotlight on Ghana’s Radio1: Digging deeper into mining industry’s impacts on farmers

Jaime Little December 18, 2017

When Victoria Korkor and Emmanuel Asamoah of Ghana’s Radio1 look at the big picture, they worry about Ghana’s ability to sustainably feed […]

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Radio hosts fight Fall armyworm with interviews and information

Alison Sandstrom September 25, 2017

As the presenter of a popular farmer radio program, Gideon Sarkodie is well aware of the challenges facing small-scale growers. But in […]

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Spotlight on Veronica Barik, radio host and guinea fowl consultant

Jordan Omstead September 18, 2017

Veronica Barik has a clear and powerful voice, with a tone that identifies her as a radio presenter. She works at URA […]

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Learning about broadcasting—and farming—through Farm Radio resources

admin July 24, 2017

Haruna Rashida understands the benefits of good farm radio resources. Mrs. Rashida is the host of Pukparba Saha (Farmers’ Time) on Ghana’s […]

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Spotlight on FRI’s value chain project in Ghana

Anais Voski May 08, 2017

Across Africa, small-scale farmers produce as much as 80% of their countries’ food supplies. But farmers are often the most vulnerable to […]

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Audio learning, adapted: Spotlight on the Talking Book

Kathryn Burnham April 17, 2017

In Ghana, farmers can receive agricultural information over the airwaves from their local radio station. But an organization called Literacy Bridge is […]

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