Brief and reports

Putting family farmers at the centre to achieve the SDGs

[2019] In this publication, FAO and IFAD highlight how family farmers can help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals as they launch the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028. In both developed and developing countries, family farming represents the predominant form of food and agricultural production. Given the enormous diversity of family farmers around the world, there is no single definition of family farming.

Declaracion Final - Foro Regional Comunicacion para la Agricultura Familiar y el Desarrollo Rural Sostenible - Quito, 7-8 Nov 2016

File Size: 882.92 kB Date: 21. Nov 2016 [2016] El Foro Regional de Comunicación para la Agricultura Familiar y el Desarrollo Rural Sostenible se realizó en Quito, Ecuador, del 7 al 8 de noviembre 2016. El Foro fue organizado por el Centro Internacional de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación para América Latina (CIESPAL), junto con la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) y la Reunión Especializada en Agricultura

Rural Communication Services for Family Farming: Contributions, Evidence and Perspectives

[2016] Supporting dialogic communication and knowledge sharing processes is a powerful means of helping farmer organizations, indigenous peoples, rural communities and civil society organizations to make their voices heard and be part of the development agenda. Rural communication services and policies can translate farmers’ right to communication into fair and transparent regulatory frameworks that will allow equitable access to information and communication services in rural areas and ensure the active

Soils are the Foundation for Vegetation

[2015] Healthy soils are crucial for ensuring the continued growth of natural and managed vegetation, providing feed, fibre, fuel, medicinal products and other ecosystem services such as climate regulation and oxygen production. Soils and vegetation have a reciprocal relationship. Fertile soil encourages plant growth by providing plants with nutrients, acting as a water holding tank, and serving as the substrate to which plants anchor their roots. In return, vegetation, tree cover

Communication for development, community media and ICTs for family farming and rural development

[2015] This policy document summarizes key observations and recommendations for policymakers made during the 24th e-Agriculture online forum, which took place from 22 September to 6 October 2014. The e-Agriculture Community of Practice organized the forum, as part of a series of virtual consultations and face-to-face participatory discussions on the theme:“Communication for Development, community media and ICTs for family farming and rural development,” organized by FAO and AMARC.

Final Report- Virtual Consultation on Communication for Development, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming and Rural Development in Africa

From August 25th to September 12th, the Food and Agriculture Organization, in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) hosted a regional virtual consultation on Communication for Development, community media and ICTs for family farming and rural development in Africa.    Participants were invited to share their ideas and opinions and most of all, to help in forging the way forward for Communication for rural development in the region.  This is the consultation final

Final Report- Virtual Consultation on Communication for Development, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming and Rural Development in Asia-Pacific

From August 25th to September 12th, the Food and Agriculture Organization, in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) hosted a regional virtual consultation on Communication for Development, community media and ICTs for family farming and rural development in Asia.    Participants were invited to share their ideas and opinions and most of all, to help in forging the way forward for Communication for rural development in the region.  This is the consultation

Comunicación para el Desarrollo ante los Desafíos del Cambio Climático, Manejo de Recursos Naturales, Gestión del Riesgo y Seguridad Alimentaria

[2009] This report synthesizes the experiences shared by over 150 participants in a virtual consultation on the potential and role of communication applied to issues such as climate change, natural resource management, risk reduction and food security, with a special focus on the Latin American context. The virtual consultation, held in June-July 2008, was organised by the FAO Communication for Sustainable Development Initiative (CSDI), in collaboration with Onda Rural, the

Advancing Adaptation through Communication for Development

[2010] This document contains the proceedings of a technical session on Communication held at the Third International Workshop on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change (February 2009 Dhaka, Bangladesh). The main purpose of the session was to assess and fully illustrate the role of ComDev in expanding the scope for stakeholders’ participation, dialogue, and decision making. CSDI specialists shared their field experiences and discussed findings on good practices in the

World Congress on Communication for Development. Lessons, Challenges and the Way Forward

[2006] The first World Congress on Communication for Development (WCCD) took place in Rome, Italy, on October 25–27, 2006 and was organized by FAO, the World Bank, and The Communication Initiative. It was an unprecedented opportunity to gather three types of stakeholders who rarely interact: academics, practitioners, and policy and decision makers. The interaction and exchange of perspectives among these three groups served to enhance the overall understanding of the