Rural Communication Services Research Award IAMCR and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are offering three awards of 2,700 USD to authors of papers that advance our understanding of applications of Rural Communication Services (RCS), particularly in the areas of agriculture, family farming, natural resource management, climate change adaptation, food security, and disaster risk reduction and management. Background The Rural Communication Working Group (RUC) of the

Promote your research works with CCComDev!

CCComDev invites you to participate in our ComDev research mapping! CCComDev invites you to collaborate with us on our effort to create a comprehensive repository of research works in Communication for Development (ComDev). Sharing of ComDev research works is crucial to advance our collective understanding of the field and fill gaps in knowledge. This research map helps bring together research works in ComDev from various parts of the world. Connect

Scholars, practitioners reflect on RCS in IAMCR Lyon 2023 Special Panel

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

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.