Zane Andrei Cortez

USAID grants $80 million to support Afghan farmers

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. 

Use of ICTs among Rural Farmers in Northeast Nigeria

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.

Rice technologies adoption among Bolivian farmers

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.

UNDFF Forum on Inclusive RCS for Family Farming held on 11 July 2022

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

[Save the date!] 11 July 2022 - UNDFF Global Forum on Inclusive Rural Communication Services for Family Farming

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