family farming

Family Farming photo 2014

Written by Liza Cabrera, College of Development Communication UPLB The global winner of the 2014 Family Farming photo contest, titled ‘Harvesting the fruit of love’, was taken by photographer Danilo O. Victoriano Jr. last September 2013 during the Rambutan fruit harvest season in San Pablo Laguna, Philippines. It reflects a farming couple having a rest during a long day of harvesting. 

A Compendium of virtual consultations

This compendium attempts to recount various regional and sector perspectives of rural development actors on ComDev as an asset for family farming. These perspectives were drawn out from three regional virtual consultations that took place from 25 August to 12 September 2014 through FAO-AMARC regional platforms: Onda Rural in Latin America, Yenkasa Africa, and ComDev Asia. Furthermore, a global consultation meant to discuss and complement the outcomes of the regional consultations was held from 22 September to

Empowering Family Farmers Conference

The Iranian Agricultural Extension and Education Association (IAEEA) and the University of Zanjan, in celebration of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) 2014  will hold the 1st international conference of the Asian and Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services (APIRAS) and the 5th Congress of Extension and Education in Agriculture and NRM on September 2-4, 2014, University of Zanjan, Iran. With the theme “Facilitating Information and Innovations for Empowering Family Farmers”, the three-day conference aims to

Community media and rural ComDev: central themes of IAMCR pre-conferences

Hyderabad, India is hosting the 2014 IAMCR conference on July 15-19, touching on the theme “Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice”. Two pre-conference events will focus respectively on: a. Building Community – Shaping Change. The Role of Community, Citizen and Alternative Media in Regional Transformation (July 13-14) b. Communication for sustainable rural development and social change (July 14) Both the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) are

Communication and Family Farming: radio campaign launched

In the context of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), FAO and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) just launched an awareness campaign targeted at farmers’ organizations and the rural population. Community radio is used as a platform to share information with the farming community and involve them further in the discussion regarding the key role that family farming plays in economic and social development. The campaign consists of a series of radio programmes produced in connection