Publications

Generating revenue for your farmer program

If you are looking for ways to improve your farmer program, Farm Radio International’s online learning module is a great place to learn new techniques. This self-guided learning module uses simple pictures, questions, and short activities to explain key concepts. Generating revenue for your farmer program. This module introduces some techniques and practices for financing your farmer program. Every radio program needs reliable funding. Farm Radio broadcasting partners can access

Adapting resources for radio broadcast

If you are looking for ways to improve your farmer program, Farm Radio International’s online learning module is a great place to learn new techniques. This self-guided learning module uses simple pictures, questions, and short activities to explain key concepts. Adapting Farm Radio International resources. This module will help you understand some techniques for adapting our interview scripts, drama scripts, backgrounders, and Barza Wire stories for your radio program. It

A GLOBAL ACTION PLAN TO WORK TOGETHER FOR COMMON GOALS

The Global Launch of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming was held in Rome on Wednesday 29 May 2019, co-organized by FAO and IFAD as the Joint Secretariat of the UN Decade. The launch brought together farmers’ organizations, policymakers and many non-governmental organizations. A GLOBAL ACTION PLAN TO WORK TOGETHER FOR COMMON GOALS Through a Global Action Plan, the UNDFF provides detailed guidance for the international community on collective,

Videos to serve Ethiopian farmers facing Fall armyworm

The Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity project (DLEC) piloted a multi-channel, multi-stakeholder approach leveraging video-enabled extension, a national IVR question and answer (Q&A) forum, a mobile-based farmer and extension agent survey, and the Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS) – a mobile application deployed by the MoALR and FAO. DLEC is implementing the pilot in collaboration with the Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity (FTF-EVCA)

ICT4AG Handbook

Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been used in the development sector for a substantial amount of time. ICTs have got mainstreamed as a tool to achieve development goals, including in the Sustainable Development goals. In the agriculture sector, extension services have been the primary way for farmers to receive information about agriculture technologies and innovation. ICTs have the potential to amplify the efforts of the extension agents who work directly

Communication strategies for effective climate services

The publication is based on the lessons of the “Meteo Media Days” organized in 15 countries in West Africa and Chad between 2012 and 2016. The activity was an element of communication strategies of METAGRI and the Global Forum for Climate Services GFCS, two programs implemented by the World Meteorological Organization. Acknowledging that communication specialists and meteorologists have a different perception of the adequate way to convey useful messages to

CCAFS Working Paper: Interactive radio’s promising role in climate information services

Farmers require relevant, timely and continuous information and advice regarding historic climate variability, probabilistic seasonal forecasts, and monitoring and short-lead information about growing season weather. This information can help them to make informed decisions about their farming practices and enable decision-makers to understand and act on the information (Tall et al., 2014). These services are especially important for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, where up to 95% of crop production is

75 ways to fix your farmer program

Radio, more than any other medium, speaks the language of farmers. Farmers count on radio to provide the information they need, when they need it. However, too often, radio lets farmers down. It doesn’t have to be this way- stemming from our numerous interviews conducted across radio stations in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi, we are publishing a list of tips for broadcasters who want to improve their programs.

Collaborative Change: A communication framework for climate change adaptation and food security

Nowadays, compelling issues such as climate change and food security require primarily multidisciplinary approaches and multistakeholder action in the process of social learning for adaptive livelihoods. This implies an increasing demand for information, knowledge and participation that puts the need for planned communication activities at the centre of development initiatives. Within this framework, it is essential to support rural knowledge institutions and national programmes for climate change and food security

Farming for the future: Communication efforts to advance family farming

This document has been prepared to inspire reflection about the role of communication in advancing family farming. It includes an analysis of examples of ComDev approaches applied to smallholder farming and rural development and the issues that they encompass: food security, natural resource management, rural livelihoods, agricultural innovation, and capacity development. One emerging concept is that of “rural communication services,” which seeks to enhance rural livelihoods by facilitating equitable access