Learning resources

Why Capacity Development?

File Size: 462.08 kB Date: 07. Jan 2018 Professor Helen Hambly-Odame and Winifredo B. Dagli of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development of the University of Guelph discuss capacity development and the levels of change at which it operates in their paper titled “Why Capacity Development?” The authors also feature three case stories on capacity development in rural communication and development. In particular, the article presents the following cases: “Piloting

Communicating Climate Change in the Rice Sector

File Size: 2.64 MB Date: 05. Dec 2017 Rice agriculture is among the sectors most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Yet, it appears that little is written about how to communicate climate change among rice stakeholders, especially the resource-poor farmers. The necessity of communication has at some point been neglected as people would oftentimes just leave it to common sense. Over the years, as we get to

Participatory film-making for social change: Dilemmas in balancing participatory and artistic qualities

File Size: 2.75 MB Date: 09. Nov 2017 This study contributes to the field of films for social change by exploring the production process of participatory film-making for social change, whereby explicit claims of community empowerment, participation, and social change are the very justification of the production. It investigates the definitions and production processes of community art, participatory video and mediated participation.

Participatory film-making for social change: Dilemmas in balancing participatory and artistic qualities

File Size: 2.75 MB Date: 09. Nov 2017 This study contributes to the field of films for social change by exploring the production process of participatory film-making for social change, whereby explicit claims of community empowerment, participation, and social change are the very justification of the production. It investigates the definitions and production processes of community art, participatory video and mediated participation. 

Planning Communication for Agricultural Disaster Risk Management

[2015] FAO developed this field guide to orient ADRM teams and concerned stakeholders for the design and implementation of communication for development (ComDev) activities that will increase resilience and protect the livelihoods of rural communities. It builds on the experience gained in the Caribbean region as a result of FAO projects aimed at strengthening preparedness to natural disasters and improving community-based climate change adaptation. It provides a complete overview of

Knowledge and Communication Module on Pasture Management - Leaflet

File Size: 1.01 MB Date 29. Jul 2015 The Knowledge and Communication Module (Modulo de Conocimiento y Comunicación) on PASTURE MANAGEMENT FOR DAIRY FARMING was developed with the participation of local producers and technicians in Yapacaní, Department of Santa Cruz, as part of the Communication for Sustainable Development Initiative (CSDI), supported by FAO and the National Institute for Innovation in Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry (INIAF) of Bolivia. The module documents local agricultural practices in various formats such

Knowledge and Communication Module on Pasture Management - Facilitator's Guide

File Size:910.98 kB Date: 29. Apr 2016 The Knowledge and Communication Module (Modulo de Conocimiento y Comunicación) on PASTURE MANAGEMENT FOR DAIRY FARMING was developed with the participation of local producers and technicians in Yapacaní, Department of Santa Cruz, as part of the Communication for Sustainable Development Initiative (CSDI), supported by FAO and the National Institute for Innovation in Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry (INIAF) of Bolivia. The module documents local agricultural practices in various formats such as

Knowledge and Communication Module on Pasture Management - Participant's Booklet

The Knowledge and Communication Module (Modulo de Conocimiento y Comunicación) on PASTURE MANAGEMENT FOR DAIRY FARMING was developed with the participation of local producers and technicians in Yapacaní, Department of Santa Cruz, as part of the Communication for Sustainable Development Initiative (CSDI), supported by FAO and the National Institute for Innovation in Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry (INIAF) of Bolivia. The module documents local agricultural practices in various formats such as videos, audio tracks, booklets, flipcharts, leaflets and

Teaching Module on Climate Change and Rice Production

[2014] This module is intended for teachers to assist them in teaching Climate Change and Rice Production. It includes a script and guide in evaluating student’s understanding of the modules. Topics include causes and effects of climate change and its impact on rice production and climate change adaptation and mitigation, among others.

Communication for Rural Development - Guidelines for planning and project formulation

[2014] The Communication for Rural Development Guidelines for Planning and Project Formulation have been developed for managers and formulators of rural development projects and programmes, who recognize the value of Communication for Development and are willing to integrate it in the project cycle to enhance its overall effectiveness and sustainability. In particular, this document seeks to provide practical orientation during the initial phases of project identification and formulation, as a way