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
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
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
Scholars and practitioners shared their reflections on Rural Communication Services (RCS) in the special panel for the winners of the IAMCR-FAO RCS Research Awards held during the IAMCR 2023 Conference in Lyon, France on July 12, 2023 They talked about promoting the global initiative supported by FAO, the importance of applied research in the field of RCS, and the Collaborative Change Communication (CCComdev) initiative. Dr. Mario Acunzo, Communication for Development
The three recipients of the IAMCR-FAO Rural Communication Services (RCS) Research Awards presented their papers at a special panel during the IAMCR 2023 Conference in Lyon, France on July 12, 2023 where they were also formally recognized. The session was also live streamed via Zoom and the Cccomdev Facebook page. The award’s goal is to recognize and support research that advances our understanding of RCS, particularly its use in Africa,
CCComDev invites you to the first installment of its webinar series for this year, featuring: Webcasting of the IAMCR-FAO RCS Research Awardees Special Session, IAMCR Lyon 2023New updates from the CCComDev Initiative Schedule: 12 July 202315:45 – 17:30 CESTRegister: https://bit.ly/RCSAward Like us on Facebook to watch the livestream (https://www.facebook.com/cccomdev).More info: http://www.cccomdev.org/rcs-awards/ See you there!
The three winners of the IAMCR-FAO Rural Communication Services Research Award will present their papers at a special panel at the upcoming IAMCR’s 2023 conference to be held in Lyon, France, from 9 to 13 July (Lyon23), with an Online Conference Papers (OCP23) component from 26 June to 5 July. The Special Session devoted to the awardees’ presentation will be livestreamed on 12 July 2023 3:45-5:30 PM CEST (9:45-11:30 PM
Three scholars have been selected as recipients of the IAMCR-FAO Rural Communication Services Award. These scholars are as follows: The awardees will present their papers at a special panel at the upcoming IAMCR’s 2023 conference to be held in Lyon, France, from 9 to 13 July (Lyon23), with an Online Conference Papers (OCP23) component from 26 June to 5 July. In cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
The PAFO seized the opportunity of the Summit to bring the voice of African farmers to the world leaders and participants in the Summit: AfDB and African Central Banks; National political authorities; Regional and continental economic integration institutions and partners.
During the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Director-General QU Dongyu said that Latin America and the Caribbean could be at the forefront of global food and agriculture when they step up to address increasing hunger and inequality rates in the region. FAO signed several letters of intent to pursue