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

FAO launches e-learning course on Communication for Rural Development

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


Written by Cleofe Torres, College of Development Communication UPLB Strengthening ComDev capacity of rural actors is one of the FCCM priority areas for action, which runs through all regions in the world. ComDev is seen as a mechanism that can help bring about awareness, sensitization, behaviour change and enhanced capacity in areas related both to family farming and rural development in general.

European Seminar on Extension and Education

From April 28 to May 1, 2015 Wageningen University in the Netherlands will host the 22nd European Seminar on Extension and Education (ESEE).  The four-day event is organized in conjunction with the conference of the Association for the International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE) and will bring together the majority of scholars from around the world who work in the field of agricultural extension and rural development communication.