John Cheburet - TOF Radio Manager.

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John Cheburet a journalist and communications professional. He has over 10 years experience producing agriculture, environment and related content for radio, farmer magazines and materials to support agriculture extension. Mr Cheburet holds a B.Mus degree from Maseno University and a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism. He is passionate about youth in agriculture, dry land farming and the connection between politics, leadership and policy in the agriculture sector.

Having reported on the farming across diverse communities in Kenya, he now has interest on how has keen interest in the development of agriculture in arid and semi-arid areas in Kenya and African taking into account changing climatic patterns and increasing populations.

John Cheburet spearheads the dissemination of ecologically sound farming technologies and practices for the benefit of smallholder farmers using broadcast media. His duties include supporting Community Outreach for the expansion of the novel Push-Pull Technology in Malawi and Zambia. John’s responsibilities include; leading the planning of TOF-Radio project, overseeing and facilitating the consistent production of high quality radio programmes, creating synergies with other Biovision FCP communicational channels, strengthening the TOF’s Social media presence and the documentation and reporting on radio project activities.

He also has interest in the use of social media and social networking tools, particularly their use to exchange information, experiences and knowledge among young farmers.

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