Miguel Victor Durian

World Radio Day 2024: Empowering communities through rural radio initiatives in Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America

February 13— In celebration of World Radio Day 2024 with the theme “Radio: A century informing, entertaining and educating”, the Communication for Development regional platforms, YenKasa Africa, ComDev Asia and Onda Rural, spotlight their Rural Radio Initiative 2023 as part of their commitment to advancing sustainable agriculture and rural development. The Rural Radio Initiative 2023 was implemented in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America through the three virtual platforms using a

UN-FAO tackles ‘The Future of Family Farming’

In the framework of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019 – 2028  (UNDFF), the Family Farming Engagement Team is pleased to invite you to join our series of discussions on “The Future of Family Farming”. The discussion about the future of family farming will bring together academics, policymakers and family farmers to reflect together on the ways family farmers can be the foundation of sustainable and inclusive agrifood

Campaign materials on family agriculture launched

The Communication Initiative for Rural Development in Latin America and the Caribbean Onda Rural has launched the DAF 2022-2024 Campaign, “Family Agriculture at the Heart of Sustainable Agri-food Systems”. Through the campaign, a wide diversity of actors are invited to strengthen family farming through the implementation of communication. For this reason, Onda Rural shares a diversity of communication materials (radio programs, spots, radio series, reviews, etc.), which highlight the progress of

Uganda broadcaster bags radio program award

Uganda news anchor Martin Amaiyko Kigongo was awarded a national Population Media Award for the best radio program on population and development last November 2023 for a 20-minute radio documentary he produced for the program “On-Air for Gender-Inclusive Nature-based Solutions” aired on Farm Radio International (FRI). Know more about his success story and how he uses journalism to affect social change in his community in this article by Yenkasa Africa,

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: CCComDev RCS Blog

CCComDev invites graduate students, academics, and practitioners to share their reflections and insights on their ComDev research and projects for the Rural Communication Services (RCS) Blogs section of our website. Fill out this form to submit your entry: https://bit.ly/RCSBlogSubmit CCComDev is facilitated by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) – College of Development Communication (CDC) and supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),

CALL FOR PAPERS: FAO RUC/IAMCR Awards 2024

Rural Communication Services Research Award IAMCR and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are offering three awards of 2,700 USD to authors of papers that advance our understanding of applications of Rural Communication Services (RCS), particularly in the areas of agriculture, family farming, natural resource management, climate change adaptation, food security, and disaster risk reduction and management. Background The Rural Communication Working Group (RUC) of the

Participatory video training held for Africa

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO), in partnership with YenKasa Africa, Digital Green, and the University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Development Communication, conducted a five-day virtual training-workshop on participatory video in agri-food systems and digital environments for Africa on November 20-30,  2023. It was attended by more than 30 participants from farmers’ organizations, academia, and advocacy groups in Burundi, Cabo Verde Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya,

UN-FAO launches Food-Based Dietary Guides of Ecuador training course

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) launched a Food-Based Dietary Guides (GABA) of Ecuador training course on November 29, 2023. The objective of the course is to capacitate facilitators to transmit the messages of the GABA to the entire population, including eating healthy natural products that come from local producers and highlighting the value of eating as a family. The course is made up of four self-paced modules

Asia-Pacific stakeholders train on participatory video

ComDevAsia, together with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) , Digital Green, and the University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Development Communication, conducted a five-day virtual training-workshop on participatory video in agri-food systems and digital environments for Asia-Pacific stakeholders on November 6-16, 2023. It was attended by more than 40 participants from farmers’ organizations, academia, and advocacy groups in India, Indonesia, Nepal, Uzbekistan, and the Philippines.