Karen Hampson

Senior Manager, Programme Development, FRI

Senior Manager, Programme Development, FRI

Karen Hampson

Biography

Karen has over 20 years’ experience in international development, supporting farming communities on three continents. After 2 years in Ottawa and 5 years in Tanzania with FRI, Karen is now based in Europe, where she supports organisational and programme strategy, as well as building partnerships with international organisations and research centres to use radio and ICT-enabled approaches for reaching and engaging with farmers. Karen holds an MSc in crop science and a BSc in international development.

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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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