FAO is pleased to announce the launch of its e-learning course on Communication for Rural Development! By promoting training in ComDev, FAO hopes to continue building capacity in the use of participatory approaches to address the knowledge and information needs of rural stakeholders and to facilitate their active involvement in development initiatives. Communication for Development (ComDev) has proven to be a key element in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of development
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. Florencia Lance and
FAO is inviting everyone to take part in this eLearning course that aims to raise awareness and build knowledge among agricultural stakeholders about the importance of addressing child labour in various fields of agricultre. Its objectives are to build specific skills depending on work-related responsibilties and tasks and/or interests, by providing concrete ideas and guidance that can be applied in real life agricultural policy and programming situations. This course is
In Bangladesh, despite inadequacies in resources, the rural communication services (RCS)1 provided by the government agricultural extension office remain the most accessed and trusted sources of information on saline tolerant rice variety (STRV) among farmers in Amtali, Barguna district, Barisal. Public extension occupies a central position in the communication network of farmers. These are among the major findings of a doctoral dissertation in development communication conducted by Mohummad Kamrul Hassan at the University of the Philippines Los
Written by Mohummad Kamrul Hassan and Cleofe Torres, College of Development Communication UPLB In Bangladesh, despite inadequacies in resources, the rural communication services (RCS)1 provided by the government agricultural extension office remain the most accessed and trusted sources of information on saline tolerant rice variety (STRV) among farmers in Amtali, Barguna district, Barisal. Public extension occupies a central position in the communication network of farmers.
Written by Jaime Manalo, PhilRice Philippines The massive youth exodus from agricultural communities poses a threat on the scarcity of future food producers. The Infomediary Campaign in the Philippines tries to address this issue by engaging young people to become infomediaries or information providers in their rice farming community.
Are you interested in the community-led video approach and would like to learn how it can be used for agriculture and nutrition behavior change? Join the Digital Green/SPRING webinar on December 17, 2013 at 9:00 am EST (Register here) Digital Green was launched as a part of Microsoft Research India’s Technology for Emerging Markets team in 2006. Digital Green works in rural areas, producing community videos to facilitate exchange of context-specific agricultural and health practices. Over
Are you a creative, technology-savvy young Caribbean professional between 18 and 35 years old? Check out the second Caribbean-wide science and agriculture video competition for the opportunity to win over 10,000 Euros in prizes. The initiative is promoted by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), the Caribbean Council for Science and Technology (CCST), the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development (CARDI), the University of the West Indies (UWI), and
Bonn, Germany, will host on September 12-13, 2013 an international academic conference on Agricultural knowledge and knowledge systems in post-Soviet states of Central Asia and the Caucasus…
Commons. Revista de Comunicación y Ciudadanía Digital is a specialized electronic journal published by the Communication and Digital Citizenship research team of the University of Cadiz, Spain…