Rural Communication Working Group Call for IAMCR 2023 Proposals

The Rural Communication Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites academic scholars and professionals in the field of rural communication to submit abstracts and proposals for panels for IAMCR 2023 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.

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. 

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