Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice

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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  • AMARC 11 – Accra, Ghana - 10 - 14 August 2015

    Even more than in the past and regardless of the region, Community Radio finds that its everyday world has become one of dualities - of growing and tangible insecurity even as people aspire and struggle for basic security at multiple levels.

  • In a recent article published on Medium, journalist Ida Jooste talks about interactive radio; a popular form of radio that invites listeners on the airwaves.

    Via texts or phone calls, they are encouraged to interact with the host who broadcast their voice and read their message, sharing ideas and opinions with the audience.

  • “I have seeded 50 acres of peanuts and 40 acres of millet three times since the month of May. I was not successful in yielding one single acre,” says Talla Ndiaye, a local farmer from the village of Nguick.

    Mr. Ndiaye is not the only farmer wringing his hands in despair as crops continue to wither. Smallholder female farmers Ramata Niass and Faty Penda Niasse have also found themselves and their village in the same critical situation, leading them all to the Tool Baye Seed Cooperative processing unit in Kaolack.

  • In an article recently published on SciDevNet, we learn that public health practioners in Malawi are turning to radio and ICTs to efficiently inform and educate the public about important health issues.

  • An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale family farmers.

    Modelled on Brazil's achievements in fighting hunger and poverty, the Purchase from Africans for Africa programme (PAA Africa) helps promote local agricultural production while also improving livelihoods and nutrition.