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.
Events & Opportunities
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
The FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean has announced a call for proposals for the Sessions of Experience and Knowledge Exchange on Family Farming as part of their Regional Technical Platform.
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
Everyone is invited to attend the UNDFF Global Forum on Inclusive Rural Communication Services for Family Farming happening on 11 July 2022, 12:00-3:00PM CET. The discussion aims to showcase current trends, approaches, experiences and lessons learned related to RCS for Family Farming, and to define criteria, opportunities and priorities for mainstreaming RCS in family farming National Action Plans, policies, and programs and agree on mechanisms to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing
Within the context of the UN Decade on Family Farming (UNDFF), FAO and the regional Communication for Development initiative YenKasa Africa have joined forces to promote inclusive Rural Communication Services (RCS) in Africa as part of family farming policies and programmes; and to strengthen participatory communication capacities among farmers’ organizations and rural institutions. YenKasa Africa initiative and FAO invite you on 30 June 2022 to the virtual Regional Forum on
The regional forums are scheduled as follows: 28 June 2022 (Asia); 30 June 2022 (Africa), and 01 July 2022 (Latin America). These regional forums will then culminate with the UNDFF Forum on Inclusive RCS for Family Farming set to happen on 11 July 2022.
The Regional Forum on Advancing Rural Communication Services (RCS) for Family Farming in Asia and the Pacific will be held on 28 June 2022, 5:30 pm, via Zoom.
The World Rural Forum (WRF) has recently concluded its webinar series on Rural Women and Cooperativism showcasing the experiences of women’s agricultural groups and cooperatives from Central and East Africa, Latin America and Asia.
The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development of the University of Reading offers a wide range of online courses focused on food, farming, nutrition, and sustainability.