Farm Radio Seeks Collaboration with IITA in Nigeria

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Farm Radio International, a non-profit organisation using radio to help African farming communities support themselves, has indicated an interest to collaborate with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria.

The radio team disclosed this during a recent virtual introductory meeting between the two organisations.

The radio team included the Country Programme Manager, Eucharia Uranta Okonkwo, Country Representative Ghana, Benjamin Fiafor, and Senior Programme Development Manager, Karen Hampson. They took turns in presenting the activities of the organisation in different countries.

Head of IITA-Abuja Station, Gbassey Tarawali, welcomed the idea of building synergy with IITA. He gave a brief background on IITA’s activities which span over fifty years. Tarawali assured the Farm Radio team that IITA is willing and ready to work on collaborative initiatives.

The two parties are expecting to meet again soon to identify mutual areas of interest and develop a joint funding proposal.

Farm Radio International is a Canadian non-profit organisation founded in 1979 by CBC Radio broadcaster George Atkins. The organisation’s headquarters is in Ottawa, Ontario.

It has become the first international non-profit organisation to work uniquely with radio broadcasters to improve food security and agricultural methods for small-scale farmers in African countries using communication-for-development methods.

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