Blythe McKay

Director of Broadcaster Resources, FRI

Director of Broadcaster Resources, FRI

Blythe McKay

Biography

With over 15 years’ experience in radio for development, Blythe has been with FRI since 2005. Her department serves broadcasters with resources and distance training that help them create interactive radio programmes for farmers. She has an MSc in rural extension studies and a BSc in agriculture. In 2004, Blythe was awarded a research internship at the International Development Centre to explore how radio programming could improve community participation in natural resource management in Ghana.

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Charles Wandera is a farmer in Masindi district, Uganda. The area was recently hit with an infestation of the invasive Fall Armyworm; recently arrived in Africa, Armyworm caught farmers off guard in Masindi, leaving them unaware of how to defend their crops against the pest. Wandera turned to radio for a solution. He has been listening to a programme on Radio Kitara, supported by Farm Radio International (FRI), a Canadian NGO that works with radio broadcasters to deliver programmes aimed at small-scale farmers and their communities.

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