ComDev Stories

Participants share progress of the UN Decade of Family Farming in Asia Pacific

Agencies and organizations contributing to the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) discussed the progress of the implementation of their respective national and regional action plans on family farming and its contributions to the new FAO Strategic Framework during the 2nd day of 36th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC) on 09 March 2022. 

FAO launches information material on Family Farming for teachers

Information material on basic notions of Family Farming was published by the Food and Agriculture Organisation to those who are teaching basic education classes.  Written in a colloquial and pedagogical manner, it aims to prepare the teachers in delivering their lectures and to help the students understand family farming, its importance, its relation to school feeding, as well as its future directions.  To know more about the material, it can

Engaging the Youth in Agriculture Through Digital Innovations

Many studies have noted the decreasing interest of the youth in agriculture. However, digital technologies can facilitate youth engagement in the sector to address unemployment and food insecurity. FAO (2018) identified drones and various applications as innovations that can revolutionize agriculture. Drones are able to collect real-time and in-depth data on food and agricultural challenges. On the other hand, applications have facilitated the reporting and management of pests on farms

New Publication: FAO's Work on Family Farming

“Family farmers are key actors towards achieving food security, poverty reduction and environmental preservation if supported by an enabling policy environment” (FAO, 2018). The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a report on its work on family farming (FF) since the launch of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) in 2014.  The publication presents key facts and figures on family farming; the contributions of family farming towards the attainment of

CCComDev Team at CDC, UPLB Holds Planning-Workshop

The team behind the Collaborative Change Communication and ComDev Asia websites from the College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) conducted a planning-workshop on 25 July 2019 at UPLB.  The activity aimed to orient the new members of the team on managing the portal and to plan out activities for the rest of the year in terms of content management of the sites. With these plans, the sites’ content