Miguel Victor Durian

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.

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CCComDev invites you to participate in our training mapping! CCComDev invites you to collaborate with us on our effort to create a comprehensive repository of training opportunities in Communication for Development (ComDev). Capacity-building in ComDev is crucial in facilitating rural development. This training map helps bring together training opportunities in ComDev from various parts of the world. Connect and collaborate with trainers who share your interests! How to participate? We

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CCComDev invites you to participate in our ComDev research mapping! CCComDev invites you to collaborate with us on our effort to create a comprehensive repository of research works in Communication for Development (ComDev). Sharing of ComDev research works is crucial to advance our collective understanding of the field and fill gaps in knowledge. This research map helps bring together research works in ComDev from various parts of the world. Connect

Participatory Video Trainers’ Training held

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN) Rome, the College of Development Communication of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (CDC-UPLB), Digital Green, and CCComdev concluded their five-day Participatory Video (PV) in Agrifood Systems and Digital Environments Training of Trainers on October 26, 2023. The training sessions were held on October 19, 23, 24, 25, and 26 via Zoom. A total of 45 participants from 16

FAO tech tools bring climate change info to Senegalese farmers

Climate change has directly affected traditional farming practices around the world. Historical rain patterns have become irregular, which has impacted planting and harvesting decisions. These complexities caused by climate change have led rural farmers in Senegal to adopt digital technologies.  In 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a project called Agricultural Services and Digital Inclusion in Africa (ASDIA). Funded through Flexible Voluntary Contribution, ASDIA

IVR service improves livelihoods of Nepalese farmers

As the world modernizes, remote farmers in Nepal are also embracing technological advancements for an opportunity to improve their livelihoods.  An Interactive Voice Response (IVR) service called Suchanako Sansaar, which means ‘World of Information,’ was launched in Sukhet, Nepal. It was initiated by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with the CGIAR and Viamo in June 2019.  This innovation is a pioneer in connecting farmers directly

EXTENDED DEADLINE: FAO Communication for Rural Development Specialists

FAO is expanding its roster of consultants! Communication is key to ensuring agricultural growth and sustainable development on a global scale. The FAO Communication for Development Team (ComDev) assists member countries, FAO programmes, decentralized offices and partners in the design and implementation of ComDev strategies and plans and the delivery of inclusive Rural Communication Services (RCS). Priority is given to improving stakeholder engagement in FAO programme delivery, enhancing the capacity

Agriculture’s connected future: How ICT adoption can empower Nepalese farmers

The roles of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools such as radio, television, mobile phones, the Internet, and computers are gaining more recognition in Nepal’s agriculture sector.  In a study by Siggdel and colleagues (2022), almost 400 paddy farmers were interviewed about their knowledge, perception, and satisfaction on the use of ICT tools in agriculture. The study highlighted the considerable gap between the actual yield and potential yield of farmers