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About

Grassroots Radio aims to be a non-partisan voice of the Nigerian grassroots, broadcasting issues relevant to growth at the grassroots, to a worldwide audience, over the internet.
Grassroots Radio aims to instigate desirable social change through constant networking, of progressive elements all over the world and through outreaches to the people in the grassroots.

A Rural Education Success Story

The school relies entirely on the generosity, not of western donors or international organisations, but of the community in which they live to survive. They have a small plot by the railway line where they grow vegetables to supplement the maize, beans and rice donated by the community. Volunteer teachers are compensated by receiving three meals from the school, and two ladies and a gentleman who have had children go through the school, volunteer to work as heads of house and cooks.

Back To The Lands

Our agricultural enterprises development advice program titled BACK TO THE LANDS , a 30 minutes program which will run 4 times every day, seven days a week. The purpose of this programme is to present ideas and information on establishing new agricuture-based enterprises either at farm or processing level, to interested Nigerians all over the world.

Rural Entrepreneurship Development

Though the answer to the question how to develop entrepreneurship lies in the solutions of the problems faced in this regard, yet the following measures are suggested for developing entrepreneurship in the rural areas in the country:

Low Technology Irrigation Ideas

Irrigating a farm can double the amount of food it produces. But even with that potential, 80 percent of farmland worldwide is not irrigated, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Part of the problem may be the high cost of irrigation equipment. Also, the prospect of wasteful irrigation techniques raises the specter of environmental damage including water shortages, erosion and soil salinization. Small-scale watering systems can circumvent those issues: Low-cost, low-tech and efficient irrigation is possible. These are ten technologies that work.

Citizens' Rostrum

Grassroots Radio aims to host discussions, opinions on matters of critical interest to Nigerians all over the world. One of the ways to this end is our citizen's advice program titled CITIZENS' ROSTRUM , a 30 minutes journal program and a sort of "Hyde Park Speakers Corner" which will run 4 times every day, seven days a week. The purpose of this programme is to present fresh ideas relating to development and improvement, either at national or grassroots level, especially in the following topics:

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