Discussions from ComDev, Community Media & ICT for Family Farming & Rural Development in Asia Pacific
The Way Forward for ComDev in Family Farming and Rural Development in Asia Pacific
Emerging communication tools for family farming needs/priorities
Thank you Aldo for sharing the findings of your study. We have seen the growth of mobile phone usage in Asia Pacific but we have yet to tap into its potential as a tool to benefit farmers and rural households.
Upakar it would be better if you can more information about the photo completion on family farming like website, venue, date, etc.
Enabling Environment and Priority Areas for Action for ComDev in Family Farming and Rural Development in Asia Pacific
The discussion is continuing on creating an enabling environment and the priority areas of action for ComDev for family farming and rural development in Asia Pacific. We look forward to your views on the following questions:
•What are the main limiting vs. enabling factors for the implementation of rural communication services and policies in the agricultural sector?
•What steps can countries and farmer organizations take to promote rural communication policies and initiatives for family farming in the region?
May I once again remind all to introduce themselves and the organisations they represent at the beginning of their comments/posts.
Thank you and look forward to your valuable inputs.
What is the role of communication for development, community media and ICTs for family farming and rural development in Asia Pacific?
The discussion today will be on the current and emerging communication tools and services suitable, relevant or that can be adapted to family farmer’s priorities in Asia Pacific.
We have read the example from India on the e-arik, model e-villages, e-AgriKiosk and the m4agriNEI projects where the subsequent interventions were built upon the learnings and challenges from the previous project and adapted to suit local needs.
Previous posts during the week have commented on how community radio, television, mobiles are being used to reach farmers and transfer information and knowledge. We look forward to sharing of more such concrete examples of good practices on increasing productivity, marketing, access to financial services, advisory services, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, agricultural conservation, rural youth employment, gender issues, etc with relevant links where possible.
A reference document to introduce the consultation is uploaded so please do refer to it. Once again I remind all new members to introduce themselves and the organisations they represent at the beginning of their comments/posts.
Look forward to comments and posts. Thank you!