Miguel Victor Durian

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Innovation Award on Farmer Field Schools

The Global farmer field schools platform in FAO’s Office of Innovation is excited to announce the launch of the Innovation award on farmer field schools for sustainable agrifood systems! This award will help collect, celebrate and share impactful innovations in the implementation of FFS in support of transition towards sustainable agrifood systems, including through agroecology. Who Can Apply? Anyone involved in FFS, including program developers, managers, producers, facilitators, trainers, project/programme teams, development organizations, social entrepreneurs,

Regional technical platform to tackle purchasing public family farming on 4 June

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization extends its invitation for the third session of the second cycle of technical exchanges for Family Farming, focusing on purchasing public family farming. Set on 4 June 2024, it seeks to generate a space where public purchasing experiences for family farming are shared and enriched. The third session will present different configurations of public procurement from family farming for school feeding, demonstrating various mechanisms that make

UN-FAO hosts RCS technical seminar

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted a technical seminar on Rural Communication Services (RCS) and Inclusive Innovation Approaches for Family Farming on 29 April 2024 held at the Ethiopia Room at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy and via live streaming. It was participated in by global experts who shared about their various RCS initiatives. As part of the ongoing implementation of the United Nations

UN-FAO, CARE to present results of Gender Integration in Farmer Field Schools study

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and CARE are organizing a webinar to share the latest findings of their joint study on gender integration in Farmer Field School (FFS) programs on 30 May 2024, 11:30 – 13:00 (GMT+2). Register here to participate. The webinar – collaboratively organized by FAO ESP, the Global FFS Platform, and CARE – aims at sharing the latest findings from FAO and CARE USA’s stocktaking on gender integration in FFS programs,

DEMAND SURVEY: Dual MS in Development Communication

The University of the Philippines College of Development Communication (UPLB CDC) is planning to offer a Dual Master of Science in Development Communication program in partnership with the University of Reading (UoR) in the United Kingdom. Prospective students are invited to answer this survey to assess the demand for such a program: https://bit.ly/DualMSDCSurvey The UPLB CDC is also offering a Dual PhD by Research program with UoR.

FAO hosts technical seminar on RCS and inclusive innovation approaches for family farming

In a bid to propel the role of communication for family farming into the spotlight, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is set to host the technical seminar Rural Communication Services (RCS) and Inclusive Innovation Approaches for Family Farming on 29 April 2024 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. This seminar comes as part of the ongoing implementation of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-28 (UNDFF), a global

(Re)Situating the Power of Civil Society Organizations in Agriculture

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the gaps in the delivery of quality services confronting the agricultural sector in the Philippines. This phenomenon made development work difficult due to issues of social mobility that restricted the delivery of essential services and the implementation of projects among rural and Indigenous communities. While development workers have long engaged frameworks in project cycle management, the pandemic clearly challenged the established methodologies and communication acts

WRF confab highlights family farming’s role in tackling food security, SDGs

The World Rural Forum (WRF) hosted The VIII. Global Conference on Family Farming at the Europa Congress Palace in Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain and via livestreaming on March 19 to 21, 2024. Over the three-day conference, global experts and stakeholders converged to explore innovative strategies and collaborative efforts to address food security issues through family farming as a sustainable solution. Topics during the conference centered on the role of family farming

Watch the livestream of the VIII Global Conference on Family Farming

The VIII Global Conference on Family Farming happening on March 19 to 21, 2024 at the Palacio Europa Conference Center will be livestreamed via YouTube through this link: https://www.youtube.com/@WRF2024ENGLISHWRF. The VIII Global Conference on Family Farming promises to be a momentous event that will address critical issues for the future of our planet—a call to action, a platform for collaboration and an opportunity for the most representative people in the

VIII Global Conference on Family Farming to be held March 19-21

The VIII Global Conference on Family Farming will be held on March 19 to 21, 2024 at the Palacio Europa Conference Center. The event will also be live-streamed on social media (link to be announced soon). The world faces colossal challenges that range from the climate crisis and the energy crisis to the urgent need to guarantee the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of our agri-food systems. Furthermore, we are