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Extending the Power of Extension

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture|

A project begun in 2015 opens new routes to farm info. Devoted to Agricultural Extension via Radio in Northern Kenya, it provides farming information in local languages. The project aims to raise productivity in a region so far lacking major extension initiatives of this type. Initial results point to positive impact. See here why radio and language choice [...]

Inclusion in Markets Replaces Exclusion from Success – How Seeds and Insurance Can Lead to Pride

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Agribussiness, Kilimo Media International, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture|

Smallholders need to see new varieties tested in the field. But inclusion also requires information from experts. (Photo: Syngenta Foundation) BASEL, Oct 15 2016 (IPS) - “Humiliation and exclusion” – what a fascinating thematic twist to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty! Too often, discussion of poverty focuses entirely on material resources. Those play [...]

AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION VIA RADIO – Baseline Survey 2016

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Reports|

The agriculture sector in developing countries is increasingly becoming knowledge intensive as new information is generated and modern technology continues to be developed and used in agricultural activities. It therefore becomes important to enhance access to reliable, timely and relevant information delivered through media that is preferred by the farmers. This calls for an understanding of [...]

Serian FM Maralal.

By | September 25th, 2016|Categories: County Government, Kilimo Media International, Serian FM Maralal.|

Serian FM is a local radio station in Samburu County, specifically located in Maralal town. The station broadcasts in the Samburu language, widely spoken in the county. Serian FM is in partnership with KiMI and SFSA for the production of an agricultural programme targeting smallholder farmers. The programme is already popular with very high call and [...]

Farmer Story – Samwel Kariwo

By | September 25th, 2016|Categories: Farmer's Voice, Kilimo Media International, Success Stories|

Samwel Kariwo from Kapchila sub-location, Karpun village. Samwel has a total of 6 acres. He was quite amused when he first met Carol.  “I thought that she was as big as her voice,” he laughs at the thought.  “Only to realize that the woman with a big voice is quite petite!” He appreciates that the programme [...]

Farmer Story – Beatrice Losiwa, a poultry farmer

By | September 25th, 2016|Categories: Farmer's Voice, Success Stories|

Beatrice Losiwa, a poultry farmer aged 36 years and mother of two, is an avid listener of Kalya FM agriculture programmes. She learned about poultry farming from one of the programmes and decided to venture into it. According to Pokot culture, only men are allowed to own livestock like cattle, sheep and goats. Women in their [...]

A Meeting with the West Pokot County Agricultural Minister

By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: County Government, Kayla Radio, Kilimo Media International, Success Stories|

During a meeting with the County Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, William Lokiran. He expressed gratitude for KiMI and the SFSA’s work in building the capacity of the radio station staff to disseminate agricultural information to the local farmers.  An avid listener of the programmes, he said when he needed clarification from the station he [...]

Kalya FM, Kapenguria, West Pokot.

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Kayla Radio, Kilimo Media International|

The team from Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) and Kilimo Media International (KiMI) at Kalya FM. Kalya FM is a local radio station in West Pokot County, Kenya broadcasting in the Pokot language spoken in the region. With the support of Kilimo Media International (KiMI) and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA), the radio [...]

Success story – Veronica Daimoi , a farmer from Totum Ward in West Pokot

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Success Stories|

Veronica Daimoi is a farmer from Totum in West Pokot County.  She tells the story of how she came across a radio programme five months ago that changed her life for the better. “The programs with information on agriculture broadcast by Kalya Radio are very helpful,” she adds, “The programmes are interesting and the best thing [...]

Agricultural Programme Feedback – KALYA RADIO

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Kayla Radio, Kilimo Media International|

Station: Kalya Radio Presenter: Carolyne Mwok, Agriculture Programmes  Kayla Radio, West Pokot County Kalya Radio in West Pokot County started airing programmes about agriculture and livestock in partnership with Kilimo Media International and Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture about six months ago.  Since then, there has been phenomenal feedback from listeners.  This is a source of great [...]