communication

WACC, FAO partner to help farmers & communities address climate change

WACC Global is proud to announce its new initiative with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to help build the capacity of communities at the grassroots level – particularly family farmers’ associations –  in using local and traditional knowledge for sustainable resource management and climate change mitigation. WACC and FAO will jointly support three (3) year-long projects starting in the first quarter of 2020: one in Kenya in partnership with

Radio Sauti ya Mkaaji and "Vision 20-20"

Modeste Shabani Bin Sweni was born in Kibango, in the chiefdom of Kawange, Kasondo territory in DRC. At the time of his birth, the village had no school, no health centre, no electricity, no communication, and no local radio station. His parents and other villagers survived on fishing and farming. To attend school, he went to live with an uncle 50 kilometres away. During the period of political tension in

Talking about collaboration

Effective collaboration between broadcasters and stakeholder groups such as extension workers, researchers, and women’s organizations can help improve the quality of information received by farmers in radio programs. If you are a broadcaster and want to learn how to improve your collaborations with different stakeholder groups, then this e-discussion is for you! For four weeks, Farm Radio International will be offering an e-discussion for broadcasters and stakeholders on collaboration, from

All three winners of this year’s George Atkins Communications Award show commitment to farmers and Farm Radio International

This year, Farm Radio International is proud to present the George Atkins Communications Award to three passionate broadcasters who have long been dedicated to serving farmers and partnering with Farm Radio International. The three winners are: Ide Carine Tchounga, Radio Medumba, Cameroon Seydou Camara, Radio Wassoulou, Mali Matilda Amoah, Today’s FM, Ghana Ide Carine Tchounga started working at Radio Medumba in her village nearly 20 years ago. She started their

Esoko: A platform for more than just market advice

Farmers need a platform where they can get the necessary information and advice on good farming practices. Such a platform will build the capacity of farmers. Given that capacity building and independence of stakeholders is a core aspect of Communication for Development, the platform is a vital need. To meet this need : Esoko. Esoko is a platform that provides agronomic advice, nutrition advice, market price information, weather information, and

Communication at the core of the UN Decade of Family Farming

As the United Nations launches the Decade of Family Farming, a spotlight is drawn to the role of family farmers in feeding themselves and their communities, stewarding environmental protection, and shepherding rural development. Rural people cannot do this work alone or unsupported, and communication is a unifying force – from radio and mobile phones, to mobile applications, websites, videos, and more. For the past few months we have been collecting

radio_Farm Radio International

How information flows from those with knowledge to those who seek knowledge is important — particularly for those communicators who seek to make transferring knowledge easier. For journalists and radio broadcasters, it can be difficult to access information – or the people who hold knowledge – to share with your listening audience. Fabian Oswald has investigated how information flow through agricultural radio programs in local languages is structured and whether

FAO uses radio and Farmer Field School approach to support farmers facing the Fall armyworm

The Fall armyworm is a caterpillar, a member of the Lepidopteran family, that feeds in large numbers on a wide variety of plant species, but its favourite food is maize. This caterpillar is native to tropical and sub-tropical regions of the America, but since 2016, it has been spotted across the African continent, munching on maize crops. Farmers were caught unaware – unsure of how to deal with this new

Youth organization for peace and rural development promotes sustainable agriculture

As part of the support project for farmers of the South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, our organization Youth for Peace and Development of the Rural World- JPDMR, non-profit association, has developed an approach named “Sustainable Family Farming in Rural Areas” in the Kajuchu locality, Irambi-Katana community on the Kabare Territory with the aim of educating and sensitizing farmers in this area. Two themes were developed during