The 32nd FAO Regional Conference for Africa will be held on 11-14 April 2022 as a hybrid event—in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, and online via videoconferencing.
Nda and Ekong (2012) in their article titled “Communicating Climate Change in Africa through the Theatre for Development Process” discussed the value of using theatre for development (or community theatre) in communicating the problem of climate change.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), about two-thirds of the African population depend on family farms, comprising of 62% of the land, for food and employment. These farmers depend mostly on traditional modes of farming such as non-use of irrigation, chemical fertilizers, and commercial seed varieties. As such, they contribute to ecosystem preservation and environmental protection and are crucial for food security in the region. However, these same farmers are
The Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS) mobile app has recently been launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to combat Fall Armyworm in Africa. Through the application, farmers, agricultural workers, and other partners can “identify, report the level of infestation, and map the spread of this destructive insect, as well as describe its natural enemies and the measures that are most effective in managing it” (FAO, 2018). “The
The Simbani News Agency is a good example of an ICT/radio application in support of rural populations that is a joint initiative of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and FAO.
Rural women face challenges such as isolation, illiteracy and low social status. In occasion of the International Women’s Day, we are glad to highlight a successful FAO initiative focusing on gender equality and communication for rural development. Dimitra is a participatory communication project that aims to help close the gender gap in agriculture by boosting social dialogue and cohesion. Since 2006, it gives voice to rural women in various African countries and increases their
The proposed book seeks to place indigenous language media in Africa in a particular socio- historical context with a view to highlighting their role in enhancing the participation of Africans in the political process in their local environs. Significantly, the book proposes to have chapters that demonstrate(1) an understanding of the political contributions of the indigenous language media in colonial and post-colonial African contexts; (2) the (un)shaping of local language