Indonesia is a leading global oil palm producer, contributing over 58% of the supply. Despite its economic significance, the expansion of oil palm plantations faces challenges, particularly regarding gender issues. Women in this sector endure heavy workloads, health risks, gender-insensitive equipment, and potential violence. As violence against women remains prevalent in Indonesia, there is an urgent need to address these issues and promote gender equality in and around oil palm
Rural Communication Services
The smile that beams up the face of a 65 year old woman in an inner village in the south eastern part of Nigeria at the sight of her grandchildren holding out batteries to power up her portable radio reflects not only the joy in receiving gifts but also that of staying connected to the world. Though old and small with numerous constraints, her radio gives her access to local
The University of Reading (UoR), United Kingdom, offers an exemplary example of where formal education can be utilised to progress understanding and the meeting of global Communication for Development (C4D) agendas. With a leading Agriculture and Forestry department, comprehensive C4D Masters degree offering, university-led internship opportunities, and expert lecturers in the field, UoR is leading the way in facilitating the shaping the next generation of C4D activists. Applying C4D theory
The study shows that the majority of farmers require information on crop production, seed availability, and fertilizer availability. This set of information allows farmers to take on the right action plan to maximize all of their available resources.
The University of Reading (UoR), United Kingdom, offers an exemplary example of where formal education can be utilised to progress understanding and the meeting of global Communication for Development (C4D) agendas. With a leading Agriculture and Forestry department, comprehensive C4D Master’s degree offering, university-led internship opportunities, and expert lecturers in the field, UoR is leading the way in facilitating the shaping the next generation of C4D activists. Applying C4D theory
The study highlights that providing in-service education for ICT experts, conducting regular training initiatives for ICT agents, and maximizing mass media in informing the villagers on aspects of ICTs can significantly improve the performance and output of these rural ICT offices.
The farmers in the northeastern zone of Nigeria perceived ICTs as useful tools in providing information on new agricultural techniques, weather conditions, disease outbreaks, public health, business, and ways to send short messages to people. This implies that the benefits of ICTs in the said areas are relevant to the respondents’ livelihood, social, and health affairs.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which are being used to collect and transmit data through technological devices like mobile phones, are deemed effective solutions to the said challenges proven to serve farmers in the Caribbean effectively (Ganpat et al., 2010; McNamara, 2017).
Even with the agreement that ICTs are beneficial, there is a lack of study on their adoption by Vietnamese farmers in agricultural marketing (VietNamNews, 2017). The study of Hoang (2020) aims to fill this gap, explicitly finding out the determinants of Vietnamese farmers adopting ICTs for fruit marketing.
Partey et al. (2020) conducted a study in Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) climate-smart village research for development site (CSV 4RD) in the Lawra-Jirapa Districts of the Upper West Region of Ghana.