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AMARC Launches ComDev Asia Initiative

In an effort to advance resilient family farming in the Asia-Pacific region, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters-Asia-Pacific (AMARC-AP) ventures into its ComDev Asia Initiative starting this mid year. The initiative aims to support ongoing development programs, rural institutions, and rural communities; enhance local capacities in communication for development; and foster partnerships with regional actors, farmer organizations, community media, universities, and governments. See full story here. Photo credit: AMARC

Book on evidence-based RCS evaluation out

A book documenting evidence-based evaluation approaches for Rural Communication Services (RCS) has been published recently by FAO. Entitled “Inclusive Rural Communication Services: Building Evidence, Informing Policy”, the book analyzes the methodologies used for assessing and documenting RCS as part of agricultural and rural development policies and programs in various parts of the world. Data were drawn from a compilation of 19 cases in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Carribean. Results show