Events & Opportunities

Regional technical platform to tackle purchasing public family farming on 4 June

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization extends its invitation for the third session of the second cycle of technical exchanges for Family Farming, focusing on purchasing public family farming. Set on 4 June 2024, it seeks to generate a space where public purchasing experiences for family farming are shared and enriched. The third session will present different configurations of public procurement from family farming for school feeding, demonstrating various mechanisms that make

FAO hosts technical seminar on RCS and inclusive innovation approaches for family farming

In a bid to propel the role of communication for family farming into the spotlight, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is set to host the technical seminar Rural Communication Services (RCS) and Inclusive Innovation Approaches for Family Farming on 29 April 2024 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. This seminar comes as part of the ongoing implementation of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-28 (UNDFF), a global


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

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

[Save the date!] 11 July 2022 - UNDFF Global Forum on Inclusive Rural Communication Services for Family Farming

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

SAVE THE DATE! 30 June 2022 – Regional Forum on Rural Communication Services for Family Farming in Africa

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