Free online course on farm radio programming

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farm radioAs part of its efforts to provide radio training for broadcasters across Africa, Farm Radio International in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), is launching a free 11-week online course for radio broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa. It will be offered in English and begin in September 2012.

The course focuses on designing a regular (daily or weekly) farmer program to serve small-scale farmers in a station’s listening area. Completely online, the Farm Program eCourse will equip broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa with the tools to design a more effective and engaging regular farming program. Participants of this course  will learn about their audience and their needs, effective storytelling, resources required in a radio program, and feedback. Individuals working at radio stations in sub-Saharan Africa are encouraged to participate. 

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Farm Radio International is a Canadian-based, not-for-profit organization working in direct partnership with approximately 400 radio broadcasters in 39 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity

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