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November 28th, 2018 / The Citizen, Tanzania

Maize production in various areas of Tanga has more than doubled during the past year as farmers adopt modern farming practices, thanks to joint promotional initiatives by the government and other stakeholders.

One of such stakeholders is Farm Radio International (FRI), a non-profit organisation that works to deliver effective programmes to serve small-scale farmers through radio.

FRI is implementing a project known as “UPTAKE” with financial support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) under the New Alliance ICT Extension Fund Activity.

According to the FRI regional programme manager for East and Southern Africa, Mr Rex Chapota, the organisation supports broadcasters so that they can provide radio services, which will help share knowledge and augment the voices of small-scale farmers, their families and their communities. Read more