FCCM Presentation

The presentations prepared by FCCM participants illustrate their experiences with using communication and community media to serve family farmers’ needs, as well as reflections on the main challenges, policy needs, and options. 

FCCM Gallery

Have a look at the photos of the FCCM event and browse the videos, audios, and presentations shared by FCCM participants. If you’d like to send your contribution please contact us at info@cccomdev.org.


FEATURED Rural communication 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. This report presents the results of the Forum on Communication and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM) convened in 2014. Participants addressed opportunities for promoting rural communication services as sustained, inclusive, and efficient communication processes involving family farmers and the rural population, and considered

Forum on ComDev & Community Media for Family Farming

On 23-24 October 2014, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) convened an international Forum on Communication for Development & Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM).  Over 100 participants gathered in Rome to showcase the potential of Communication for Development (ComDev) as a driver for innovation and family farmers’ participation in rural development. They agreed on a set of firm recommendations and a plan of action

E-learning course on Communication for Rural Development

The e-learning Course on Communication for Rural Development aims to guide users in designing and implementing communication strategies for agricultural and rural development initiatives, combining participatory methods with communication processes, media and tools, ranging from community media to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), best suited for a specific context. The e-learning course is based on the Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook published in 2014 by FAO and the College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los

“Voice & Matter Communication, Development and the Cultural Return”

“Voice and Matter is an outstanding collection that will reinstate the centrality and urgency of Communication for Development as an area of research and a field of practice. Edited by Ørecomm co-directors Thomas Tufte and Oscar Hemer, the book highlightsvast expertise in the field of ComDev through multi­disciplinary approach, methodological and ­theoretical ­advances, and inclusion of contributions from diverse world regions (i.e. Latin American schools of participatory communication and recent

3 Basic Rules To Start Your Farm From Little Or Nothing

It might sound like an old-fashioned idea, but becoming a farmer is not only a profitable business project but it offers also the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle. Growing food for yourself and the local community requires intellectual skills, deep knowledge of the soil and farming techniques and a lot of passion. You must love what you do and that’s the best rule of thumb that we can give

Origins of Farming and Its Place in the Future

Farming is one of the world’s oldest trades – no denying that. The ability to cultivate crops with the specific goal of guaranteeing the survival of your family and community has been the number one priority since the time homo sapiens moved from hunter/gatherers and switched to a way more sedentary way of existence. Ever since that time, the human population has been spreading and it has been spreading rapidly.


Jointly developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the College of Development Communication of the University of the Philippines Los Banos (CDC-UPLB), the Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook compiles a full set of guidelines, methodologies and tips for applying communication to agricultural and rural development initiatives. Who it’s for Communication practitioners, development professionals and field workers engaged in FAO projects and other development initiatives dealing with natural resource