Second day of FCCM

Written by: Valentine Eben, AMARC International Consultant The FCCM continues its work today October 24, 2014 at the FAO’s Headquarters in Rome.  The day’s theme is “towards inclusive rural communication services.” And the session is chaired by Venus Jennings, Programme Specialist at UNESCO.  The session was divided in to three panels: Policy and Institutional frameworks; investment and partnerships and capacity development. Mario Acunzo, FAO’s Communication for Development Officer, reminded participants that

FCCM opens in Rome

Written by: Valentine Eben, AMARC International Consultant “Today there are more than 500 million family farms in the world and this is out of a total of 570 million total farms. So what this means is that 9 out of every 10 farms in the world is run by a family, owned by a family, or using predominantly family labor (…) very importantly what we’ve found North, South, East, West

Rural participation: between new and traditional technologies

Written by: Karine Poirier, AMARC International   The Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming opened at the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Headquarters, in Rome, Italy, today. Participants met to discuss the role of communication to improve rural development. In his presentation, Francesco Diasio, Acting Secretary General of the World Association of Community Broadcasters, highlighted the recent findings of the regional virtual consultations held by FAO

FCCM, una experiencia interactiva

Escrito por: Sandra Herrera, AMARC América Latina y el Caribe Bienvenido a la página dedicada al FCCM. El Foro de Comunicación para el Desarrollo y Medios Comunitarios para la Agricultura Familiar (FCCM por sus siglas en inglés).  El equipo del FCCM está dispuesto a reunir información de los actores rurales, como son las organizaciones, instituciones rurales, agencias de desarrollo, sociedad civil, comunidades indígenas, académicos, redes comunitarias y medios de comunicación

Le FCCM, une expérience interactive

Article écrit par: Karine Poirier, secrétariat international de l’AMARC  Bienvenue sur la page dédiée au FCCM. L’équipe FCCM est impatiente de recueillir les commentaires des parties prenantes du secteur rural, tels que les organisations agricoles, les institutions rurales, les agences de développement, la société civile, les peuples autochtones, les universités, les médias communautaires et les réseaux de communication. C’est la raison d’être de cette page!  Nous vous encourageons à soumettre des commentaires,

FCCM feedback is interactive

Written by: Joshua Zukerman, AMARC International Secretariat Welcome to the FCCM dedicated page.  The FCCM Team is eager to gather vital feedback from rural stakeholders, such as farming organizations, rural institutions, development agencies, civil society, indigenous peoples, academia, community media and communication networks. This is why this page has been created! Here, we encourage you to submit feedback, follow the discussions, and share important information on Communication for Development and family farming.

Getting acquainted with the FCCM participants

Written by: Anastasia Zammit, FAO In recent years, communication has proven to be crucial for family farmers dealing with development challenges such as new market and employment conditions, climate change and environmental degradation, growing world population and higher food demand. It is with this in mind that colleagues working in the agricultural and communication sectors have been invited to come together at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from October 23-24

Radio wakes us up

Written by: Joshua Zukerman AMARC International Secretariat The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) recently joined forces to host the regional virtual consultations on Communication for Development (ComDev), community media and ICTs for family farming in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  Among family farming communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, radio remains the predominant form of community media. Low

Forum on Communication for Development: Structure and Agenda

Written by: Anastasia Zammit, FAO The Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM) is set to take place over a two day period (October 23-24) at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, welcoming participants from farmer organizations, rural institutions, development agencies and civil society, amongst many others. With a great variety of rural stakeholders coming together, the Forum promises to be interactive, engaging and dynamic.  The

Origins of Farming and Its Place in the Future

Farming is one of the world’s oldest trades – no denying that. The ability to cultivate crops with the specific goal of guaranteeing the survival of your family and community has been the number one priority since the time homo sapiens moved from hunter/gatherers and switched to a way more sedentary way of existence. Ever since that time, the human population has been spreading and it has been spreading rapidly.