1st community rural radio on air in Bangladesh

on 07 December 2011. Posted in News from the region

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The first community rural radio station of Bangladesh, Krishi Radio, was installed in the province of Amtali, Barguna district, with FAO support and in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC).

Krishi Radio FM 98.8 is a non-profit, non-political radio station run by local volunteers who collect and share knowledge among many different types of people such as fisherman, farmers, women and students. With the slogan “My Radio, My Voice” it broadcasts a wide range of programs on agriculture, fishery, health, social awareness as well as local songs and folk stories.

Read more about Krishi Radio and the FAO project