Tag Archives: farm radio international

Field Notes From Tanzania – Pt. 4: Off-Grid Lodges Powered & Heated with Solar

Solar lodges in Tanzania

Roger Peters, an OREC Board Member, shares with us how solar technology is being used in Tanzania in a four part blog series. Northern Tanzania contains some of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world – Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks, and the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro.  All these sites are located surrounded by villages, fertile …

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Field Notes From Tanzania – Pt. 3: Increasing Crop Value with a Solar Dryer

Solar Dryers in Tanzania

Roger Peters, an OREC Board Member, shares with us how solar technology is being used in Tanzania in a four part blog series. Climate change is already hurting farm families in Tanzania.  The `short’ rains that normally fall in November and December just did not come in 2016 – preventing farmers from supplementing their income by growing fresh vegetables. The …

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Field Notes From Tanzania – Part 1: Innovative Use of Solar Radios

FRI broadcasters in Tanzania

Roger Peters, an OREC Board Member, shares with us how solar technology is being used in Tanzania in a four part blog series. If you are poor farmer in rural Tanzania with cell phone service but no electric power or internet, how do you get ahead? First you form a radio listening group with other women in your community and …

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