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Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice

  • Radio Meva Ankarana : community radio for rural development

    The video shows the activity of Radio Meva Ankarana located in Madagascar. This community radio represents the first solar-powered community radio station in the country.

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  • Freedom Fone Demonstration

    The following video explains the Freedom Fone communication tool - a platform where it is possible to share information recording vocal messages. Freedom Fone can be used in emergency situations to send important information to the community. 

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  • Freedom Fone & Farm Radio

    Bart Sullivan of Farm Radio International explains how they are using Freedom Fone as an interactive tool to engage rural farmers across Africa.

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  • Farm radio - The cashew radio hour

    Farmers often lack access to the needed skills. Conventional extension services face challenges in reaching out to large numbers of farmers living in remote communities in need for technical assistance and business advice. Through radio, extension officers can reach up to 10 times more cashew farmers, compared to simply applying conventional extension services in one-on-one advisory services. 

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  • Farm Radio Example 1 - Bokash Manure - Farm Radio International

    This clip created for Farm Radio International by Story Workshop in Malawi depicts the interaction of a farm radio broadcaster and a rural farmer. They discuss the use of Bokash manure as fertilizer instead of traditional chemical based fertilizers.

     

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The following videos show community radio and participatory video projects based on ComDev methodologies accomplished in Africa. These informative videos demonstrate the effectiveness of participatory communication for rural development. The videos include as well a number of communication experts consultations (2006) that evidence the central role of communication for development in promoting rural development and eradicating food insecurity.