In solidarity with Nepalese people affected by the earthquake last April 25, we invite all CCComDev friends to join a fundraising campaign launched by AMARC to help rebuild the country’s vibrant community radio network.
Written by the CCComDev team On 23-24 October 2014, over 100 representatives of farmer organizations, governments, community media, development and research organizations gathered in Rome for the Forum on Communication for Development & Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM).
Written by Karine Poirier, AMARC International A little more than a year ago, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)joined forces on the occasion of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to implement a series of awareness campaigns on family farming and related themes to support rural development and the eradication of hunger.
Written by Alice van der Elstraeten, e-Agriculture Is everyone fully aware of the potential offered by rural communication services (RCS) for agricultural and rural development? Are ministries of agriculture, planning and telecommunications aware of what is already done and what could be possible? We know that effective policymaking is fundamental to the development of inclusive, affordable and evidence-based strategies to improve rural communication services.
World Radio Day (13 February) is an occasion to celebrate radio as a medium and to promote access to information, and free, independent and pluralistic media. Listen to an interview to Mario Acunzo, FAO Communication for Development officer, talking about the importance of radio for the development of rural communities (in Spanish).
Written by Cleofe Torres, College of Development Communication UPLB A global desk study on evidence-based applications of ComDev, community media and ICTs in rural development is now on-going. In line with the five priority areas of action agreed upon by the participants to the Forum on Communication and Community Media for Family Farming (Rome, 23-24 October 2014), this joint research initiative is promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN and
Written by: Cleofe Torres, College of Development Communication UPLB “Communication interventions must provide more space and face to women.” This is among the major recommendations of the three regional virtual consultations on ComDev, Community Media and ICTs for family farming held last year.
The organizations that participated in the Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM) last October have teamed up to create a permanent FCCM Working Group. The group will leverage on ongoing activities and collaborations in order to boost rural communication services (RCS) that can respond in a sustained and inclusive manner to the communication needs of family farmers and rural communities. To this end, the FCCM Working
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
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) will be embarking on a joint venture; collaborating on the upcoming Forum on Communication for Development & Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM). The Forum will take place at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from 23-24 October 2014 to raise awareness about the role of ComDev methods and tools as drivers for innovation and family farmers’ participation in rural development strategies.