The Global Research Initiative for Rural Communication (GRI-RC) joins CCComdev global platform as a major partner. Comprised of the FAO ComDev team and six academia engaged in doing research, provision of technical assistance, and offering of formal courses in ComDev, GRI-RC will now be sharing in this platform their work and experiences on rural communication in the various continents and countries they cover.
Cambodia initiated a pilot project on an electronic marketing communication system
(EMCS) using short message service (SMS) technology in 2006-2007 to facilitate
communication and exchange between farmers and traders in remote regions of the
country. The EMCS provided information on market price, pricing trends, potential buyers,
product quantity, and product quality useful to farmers and traders. The project, funded by
the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), established the
EMCS-SMS server and trained farmers and traders to access it.
A network of rural radio stations in Bangladesh called “Opukoler Kotha” or “Voice of the People” has been addressing climate resilience among small farmers in southern coastal areas of the country. Composed of Krishi Radio, Radio Nalta, Radio Sundarban, and Radio Lokobetar, the network has established 100 listener clubs with at least 25 members each in their coverage areas.
Written by Cora Gornitzky, INTA Argentina
From the Highlands to the Patagonia and from the sea to the Andes, "Sembramos Palabras, Cosechamos Derechos" (“Sowing words, harvesting rights”) is a community media initiative that gives voice to 19 rural radios managed by farmer organizations in rural and peri-urban areas of 12 provinces of the Republic of Argentina. A territorial experience that marks the opening of doors to basic rights such as habitat, land, water and marketing.
Escrito por Cora Gornitzky (IPAF Región Pampeana – INTA Argentina)De la Puna a la Patagonia y del mar a los Andes, "Sembramos Palabras, Cosechamos Derechos" es una iniciativa de comunicación comunitaria que articula 19 radios rurales gestionadas por las organizaciones campesinas en entornos rurales y periurbanos de 12 provincias de la República Argentina. Una experiencia territorial que marca una puerta de acceso a derechos básicos como el hábitat, la tierra, el agua y la comercialización.