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Communication for Development: Degree Project starts August 2016

malmoMalmo University’s 60-credit Communication for Development courses will start August 29, 2016.

Communication for Development is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice, combining studies on culture, communication and development and integrating them with practical fieldwork. It explores the use of communication – both as a tool and as a way of articulating processes of social change – within the contexts of globalisation.

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Calling all chefs: share your pulses recipes to the world

IYPchefThis year, one of the goals of the International Year of the Pulses is to encourage the people to consume these nutritious seeds. In order to address this, FAO will be featuring pulses-based recipes on their website and Facebook page

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Peace is essential to fight hunger

FAOpeaceThe importance of peace for food security was highlighted during the FAO Regional Conference for the Near East on 3 May 2016 in Rome, Italy.

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Women, ICTs, and climate information

womenICT“Women participate in agricultural activities to varying degrees around the world. Among the farmers most vulnerable to the effects of climate change are women, who make up an estimated 43% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries...It is crucial that researchers and development practitioners understand, how women access information, what type of information they want, and need, but also how to effectively engage them in the processes that diffuse climate information."Read more ...

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Rural communication takes centre stage in the development agenda of Latin America

LAmediaWritten by the CCComDev team

A Regional Forum on Territorial Development, Innovation and Rural Communication took place in Brazil from 12-13 November. More than 100 participants from 15 Latin American countries came together to share experiences of rural communication and innovation and discuss the need for institutional frameworks. 

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PLATICAR: creating an agricultural knowledge system

Formacion de formadoresWritten by Laura Ramírez, INTA Costa Rica

PLATICAR is a knowledge ecosystem developed in Costa Rica with an ICT for agriculture approach, based on communication for development and knowledge management processes.

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Mapping community media in rural development

surveyarticleWritten by Simone Sala, FAO

In August 2014 a survey was launched as a global exercise to take stock of the work of AMARC’s affiliates, community media networks and communication practitioners engaged in communication for rural development.

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Evaluating the evidence base of RCS

FFS1Written by Katie Jarvis, University of Reading

With the aim of increasing the body of literature on Rural Communication Services (RCS), a group of leading universities in the field of rural communication has partnered with FAO under the umbrella of the Forum on Communication for Development & Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM).

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