ARRPA Programme

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African Rural Radio Programme Analysis

ARRPA was a 6-month initiative by Farm Radio International which aimed at discovering and documenting the farm radio programming continuum in order to understand all the key processes that take place at the radio station level in researching, producing and broadcasting radio programmes for small-scale farmers. It was being implemented in five African countries: Cameroun, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. In Malawi, it was being implemented by Farm Radio Malawi.

ARRPA‘s specific objectives were:

•    To understand and document how radio stations go about producing and airing farm radio programmes
•    To document how FRI’s scripts, newsletters and other resources are used in the stations’ farm radio programming
•    To find out how to make our support services more useful to broadcasters in farm radio programming

To this end, FRM partnered three radio stations and two production houses that produce and air programmes for farmers in the African countries that are interested in the investigations. These were Zodiak Broadcasting Station, Nkhotakota Community Radio Station, Dzimwe Community Radio Station, Agriculture Communications Branch and Story Workshop.