Agfax began life as a radio and press service for broadcasters and news houses in Africa and Asia over 15 years ago. Now focussed solely on Africa, with reporting done by local journalists, Agfax keeps listeners in touch with recent developments in farming and rural livelihoods, with an emphasis on science and innovation. Millions of listeners in Africa tune in to Agfax interviews and features, which are broadcast by a network of 80 radio stations across the continent.
Reporting 'from the field' is a challenge for many African journalists, because of funding constraints. Agfax reports increasingly include the voices of people on the ground - farmers, traders, entrepreneurs, field workers - as well as research and development organisations. And we firmly believe that by sharing experiences from one country to another, we can help to foster development on the continent as a whole.
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- Clean cooking stoves - improving health for people and the planet
- Dipping and treating livestock - a community approach
- Informing the public
- Earning payments from tree planting
- Coastal tourism - the climate change threat
- Online knowledge bank to combat plant pests
- Weather forecast supports semi-arid farming