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
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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
With the theme “Inhabiting the planet: Challenges for media, communication and beyond”, the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2023 will begin on 9 July 2023 at 16h30 in Lyon, France.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), and the Collaborative Change Communication (CCComDev) will be launching a Rural Communication Services (RCS) Award on 16 December 2022 during the CCComDev Webinar on Advancing RCS for Rural Family Farming
In a 2021 study conducted by Giller et al., the interrelations between farming systems and farms in the global food system was explored. The study found that farming, in different parts of the world, is highly interdependent. However, its economic viability is a global problem.
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.
The findings include the positive impacts of training programs indicating its scalability and replicability with consideration to contexts and other factors. The researchers highlight that to increase adoption, knowledge-sharing through training on RWH is more important rather than cash incentives alone.
The study of Dhebibi et al. (2021) showed that technology adoption rates were higher with gender-sensitive trainings, highlighting the importance of equitable access to extension programs to increase productivity for rural households.
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.