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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  • The 9th eLearning Africa Conference will occur in Kamapala (Uganda) during the 28th-30th of May. The event represents a key networking venue for practitioners and professionals from Africa and all over the world.
  • Rwanda’s Agricultural Market Pricing Information System e-Soko mainly provides rural farmers, especially those in remote areas, and cooperatives market price updates on agricultural produce through cell phone text messages. While farmers without cellphones could access the system from the village phones.
  • The Linking Agricultural Research and Rural Radio in Africa (LARRRA) project is a collaboration of the University of Guelph, the Developing Countries Farm Radio Network (DCFRN), and the Fund for International Development of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), with national-level partners in Cameroon, Ghana, and Uganda, as well as new activities beginning in several other countries, including Francophone Africa.
  • The project 'Wannakonnect' aimed to test a new methodology that was designed to enable community members to call their local radio stations, record a message and pay for this message using mobile money.
  • Women account for 60 to 80% of smallholder farmers in the developing world. Yet in sub-Saharan Africa, only 15% of landholders are women, and they receive less than 10% of credit and 7% of extension services. Policies that address gender inequalities could lift 150 million people out of hunger. How can women be empowered to make this estimation a reality?