Sign up for the Farmer program e-course

    | February 2, 2020

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    Farm Radio International is excited to announce that our Farmer program e-course for radio broadcasters will begin on March 9—and registration is now open!

    This online course will help you make an engaging, entertaining, and informative farmer radio program. You will be guided by African e-facilitators and paired up with experienced mentors.

    You will learn:

    • How to identify your audience and your audience’s information and communication needs.
    • How to design your program and the different segments to include in your program.
    • How to carry out audience research.
    • How to tell stories.
    • How to address gender equality.
    • How to gather audience feedback.
    • How to conduct an information interview.

    At the end of the course, you will submit your final assignment, which is a sample episode developed during the course. Everyone that successfully completes the course will receive a certificate.

    The Farmer program e-course will begin March 9, 2020 and run for 10 weeks. Final assignments are due May 15. The course is offered in English.

    The e-course is open to radio broadcasters across sub-Saharan Africa who have not completed previous Farmer program e-courses offered by Farm Radio International. You must be involved in producing a radio program at your station and have the support of your station manager to participate. If several people from your station plan on registering, you will participate as a team.

    Several scholarships are available for broadcasters in need of financial assistance. Please indicate on the registration form if you require a scholarship.

    In order to finalize your participation, you will have to complete an online learning module on the VOICE standards by February 28. Access to the VOICE standards module will be provided once you have registered for the course.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, fill out the registration form: Spots are filling up so register soon!

    If you have any questions, please contact us by email at

    This course is offered with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.