Forum on ComDev & Community Media for Family Farming

On 23-24 October 2014, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) convened an international Forum on Communication for Development & Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM).  Over 100 participants gathered in Rome to showcase the potential of Communication for Development (ComDev) as a driver for innovation and family farmers’ participation in rural development. They agreed on a set of firm recommendations and a plan of action

Communication challenges in delivery and adoption of Saline Tolerant Rice Variety in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, despite inadequacies in resources, the rural communication services (RCS)1 provided by the government agricultural extension office remain the most accessed and trusted sources of information on saline tolerant rice variety (STRV) among farmers in Amtali, Barguna district, Barisal. Public extension occupies a central position in the communication network of farmers. These are among the major findings of a doctoral dissertation in development communication conducted by Mohummad Kamrul Hassan at the University of the Philippines Los

Family Farming on the global stage

Written by Tom Whitty, Victorian Farmers Federation Media Manager  COMMUNICATION is an asset and a tool that farmers can use to generate global change.   This was the message at the United Nations proclaimed 2014 International Year of Family Farming global dialogue on communications in Rome, in October that the Victorian Farmers Federation, a member of National Farmer’ Federation (Australia), had the pleasure to attend on behalf of the World Farmers’ Organisation

Combattre la malnutrition, une émission de radio à la fois

Écrit par: Karine Poirier, AMARC international Pour la deuxième fois en 22 ans, une Conférence internationale sur la nutrition (ICN2) se tient du 19 au 21 Novembre 2014 à Rome, en Italie, pour discuter des problématiques relatives à la nutrition dans le monde au 21e siècle.

Recomendaciones presentadas en el Diálogo Global sobre Agricultura Familiar FCCM

Escrito por: Sandra Herrera, AMARC América Latina y el Caribe El 28 de octubre del 2014,  María Pía Matta, Presidente de la Asociación Mundial de Radios Comunitarias (AMARC), presentó un sólido conjunto de recomendaciones para definir el camino a seguir con respecto a la comunicación para el desarrollo en el marco de la agricultura familiar. Las recomendaciones fueron resultado del Foro sobre Comunicación para el Desarrollo y Medios Comunitarios para

FCCM recommendations presented at Global Dialogue on Family Farming

Written by: Anastasia Zammit, FAO On October 28th, 2014 Maria Pia Matta, President of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), presented a solid set of recommendations for the way forward with regards to communication for development in the framework of family farming.  The recommendations emanated from the Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM), which took place only days earlier at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

The FCCM and communicating via social media

Written by: Anastasia Zammit, FAO Late last week, FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, welcomed almost 100 guests from all four corners of the world, travelling from afar to attend and participate in the Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM).  The Forum, organized by FAO in collaboration with AMARC, aimed to showcase and raise awareness on the role of Communication for Development (ComDev) as a

Radio coverage of the Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming

 Written by: Anastasia Zammit, FAO The Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM) ended late last week. More than 100 participants representing farmer organizations, rural institutions, governments, development agencies, research organizations, NGOs, academia, community media and communication networks came together to share experiences, discussed best practices and come up with a set of firm recommendations for the way forward in the ComDev field.