YenKasa Africa is a regional platform designed to promote knowledge sharing and joint initiatives in communication applied to agriculture and rural development. 

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  • To support rural women's economic empowerment, the UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP are spearheading a joint project, “Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women”. Launched in October 2012, the programme provides a more comprehensive UN system response working together to empower rural women.

    FAO Strategic Programme to Reduce Rural Poverty supports countries in building synergies among social protection measures and food security, improved nutrition, agricultural productivity growth and empowerment of rural women for rural poverty reduction.

  • Last spring, the NGO Fondation Hirondelle organized a knowledge sharing and capacity building workshop centered on the role of radio stations in electoral process.  

    Twelve journalists from various countries gathered in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, to reflect on the importance of this medium, share experiences and revisit journalistic standards.

  • In collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) designed a 12 hours online course with the objective of raising awareness and building knowledge among agricultural stakeholders about the importance of addressing child labour in agriculture, including livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture. 

  • A video series about Dimitra Clubs was produced to highlight the strengths and uniqueness of this gender-sensitive participatory communication approach. Filmed in Niger and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, these videos show the positive changes brought about by Dimitra Clubs in various areas.

    To check the videos and full article, click here.

  • One of the goals of the 2016 International Year of Pulses is to increase consumption of these nutritious seeds. What better way to do this than to provide ideas and inspiration for new dishes made with pulses.