Written by: Anastasia Zammit, FAO In recent years, communication has proven to be crucial for family farmers dealing with development challenges such as new market and employment conditions, climate change and environmental degradation, growing world population and higher food demand. It is with this in mind that colleagues working in the agricultural and communication sectors have been invited to come together at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from October 23-24
Written by: Joshua Zukerman AMARC International Secretariat The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) recently joined forces to host the regional virtual consultations on Communication for Development (ComDev), community media and ICTs for family farming in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Among family farming communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, radio remains the predominant form of community media. Low
Written by: Anastasia Zammit, FAO The Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM) is set to take place over a two day period (October 23-24) at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, welcoming participants from farmer organizations, rural institutions, development agencies and civil society, amongst many others. With a great variety of rural stakeholders coming together, the Forum promises to be interactive, engaging and dynamic. The
Written by: Vanessa Vertiz, FAO From August 25th to September 12th, FAO in collaboration with AMARC hosted regional virtual consultations on Communication for Development (ComDev), community media and ICTs for family farming and rural development in Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Participants including development professionals, community media practitioners, rural development agencies and the private sector alike were invited to share their opinions and most of all, to help in forging
From 22 September to 6 October 2014, all e-Agriculture members were invited to share their experience and opinions about the effectiveness of communication and community media in rural areas, in a dedicated e-Agriculture Forum “Communication for Development, community media and ICTs for family farming and rural development”. Moreover, they were invited to discuss with guest subject matter experts on the successes and challenges of family farmers use of ICTs and communication tools and services. This 24th e-Agriculture forum was organized by
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) will be embarking on a joint venture; collaborating on the upcoming Forum on Communication for Development & Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM). The Forum will take place at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from 23-24 October 2014 to raise awareness about the role of ComDev methods and tools as drivers for innovation and family farmers’ participation in rural development strategies.