Restoring Ugandan forests through interactive radio

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has produced an award winning video and a new report detailing how radio is helping farmers and communities in Uganda build their knowledge and capacity for sustainable land use. The video, “Equipping Uganda for Restoration: Radio and Apps for Reforesting Landscapes” premiered as a winner in the GLF Partner Video Awards at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) on the side-lines of UNFCCC COP21. The video is

The Future of Farming: video and ICTs to promote agricultural practices

The MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) through Project Manager Kishor Jagtap is working on a novel initiative in rural Maharashtra, India. His team is working with Digital Green, an international non-profit development organisation spreading the use of clean technologies among women farmers in the Wardha and Yavatmal districts of the state. MSSRF rolled out the Digital Green model – video-based demonstration of the best farm practices – in 2013 across 30

Communication for Social Change Award 2014

The Communication for Social Change Award was established in 2006 to recognize significant contributions made by individuals’ practitioners and organisations to empower marginalized communities. The award is administered by the Centre for Communication and Social Change (CfCSC) at the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland, Brisbane. This year’s winners 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

Closing the gender gap with ComDev: Dimitra

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