The study highlights that providing in-service education for ICT experts, conducting regular training initiatives for ICT agents, and maximizing mass media in informing the villagers on aspects of ICTs can significantly improve the performance and output of these rural ICT offices.
Zane Andrei Cortez
The United States of America grants $80 million to support Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects targeting smallholder resilience, women empowerment and environmental sustainability as Afghans struggle to produce food, build resilience and achieve food security in the face of continuing drought and deep economic crisis.
The UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 (UNDFF) will host its first Global Forum on 19-22 September 2022, three years after its implementation.
The findings include the positive impacts of training programs indicating its scalability and replicability with consideration to contexts and other factors. The researchers highlight that to increase adoption, knowledge-sharing through training on RWH is more important rather than cash incentives alone.
The study of Dhebibi et al. (2021) showed that technology adoption rates were higher with gender-sensitive trainings, highlighting the importance of equitable access to extension programs to increase productivity for rural households.
The farmers in the northeastern zone of Nigeria perceived ICTs as useful tools in providing information on new agricultural techniques, weather conditions, disease outbreaks, public health, business, and ways to send short messages to people. This implies that the benefits of ICTs in the said areas are relevant to the respondents’ livelihood, social, and health affairs.
The role of farmer organizations, agricultural extensions, and San Juan de Yapacaní (Bolivia’s rice technology hub) turned out to be the determinants which affect most of the farmers’ decision making. Knowledge dissemination of agricultural technologies further promoted by government policies and diffusion centers are therefore important to better Bolivian farmers’ livelihoods.
The study revealed that social media and online journalism coverage of climate change are almost the same. Meanwhile, print and social media usually cover climate change as an environmental, economic, or political story.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations conducted the UNDFF Forum on Inclusive Rural Communication Services on 11 July 2022 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm CET. The three regional communication initiatives namely ComDev Asia, YenKasa Africa and Onda Rural; community media; rural institutions; and family farmer organizations were gathered together to share insights on trends, experiences and appropriation of media and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for family
Everyone is invited to attend the UNDFF Global Forum on Inclusive Rural Communication Services for Family Farming happening on 11 July 2022, 12:00-3:00PM CET. The discussion aims to showcase current trends, approaches, experiences and lessons learned related to RCS for Family Farming, and to define criteria, opportunities and priorities for mainstreaming RCS in family farming National Action Plans, policies, and programs and agree on mechanisms to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing