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Communication and Community Media for Family Farming Campaign

In the context of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), AMARC has joined forces with FAO to launch an awareness campaign targeted at farmers’ organizations and the rural population. The main objective is to use community radio as a platform to share information with the farming community and involve them further in the discussion regarding the key role family farming plays in economic and social development.

Amplifying Voices: Farm Radio International's 2014-2015 Annual Report

"We support farm radio broadcasters to provide radio services that share knowledge and amplify the voice of small-scale farmers.

Renewed FAO Family Farming Knowledge Platform

The Family Farming Knowledge Platform gathers digitized quality information on family farming from all over the world; including national laws and regulations, public policies, best practices, relevant data and statistics, researches, articles and publications. 

Small farms, big impacts: mainstreaming climate change for resilience and food security

“Climate change threatens the natural resource base across much of the developing world. Climate change accelerates ecosystem degradation and makes agriculture more risky. As a result, smallholder farmers, who are so critical to global food security, are facing more extreme weather. Small-scale farmers are impacted more immediately by droughts, floods and storms, at the same time as they suffer the gradual effects of climate change, such as water stress in crops and livestock, coastal erosion from rising sea levels and unpredictable pest infestations.”

IFAD, 2014, 12p.

Forum on Communication and Community Media for Sustainable Rural Development - Accra, 13 August 2015

From August 10th to 14th 2015, the 11th World Conference of AMARC will take place in Accra. Hosted by the Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN), the conference will address the theme “Community Radio: reframing and reconciling a world of dualities” and will be an opportunity to celebrate community radio, while strengthening its capacity to thrive in Africa.

FAO launches digital platform on family farming

Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, FAO has launched a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop" for information, data and legislation on the sector that produces some 80 percent of the world's food.

"Family farmers feed our communities and take care of our earth -- they are crucial allies in the fight against hunger and rural poverty," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

How the media can get agri-tech on the radar

In this audio segment produced by SciDev.Net, three panellists who participated in the recent World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul, South Korea, share their views on the benefit of better journalistic coverage of agriculture related topics for farmers.

Comment les médias peuvent placer les technologies agricoles sur le radar

Dans ce segment audio produit par SciDev.Net, trois panélistes qui ont participé à la récente Conférence mondiale des journalistes scientifiques à Séoul, en Corée du Sud, partagent leurs points de vue sur les avantages d'une meilleure couverture journalistique de sujets liés à l’agriculture pour les agriculteurs. (En anglais seulement)

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Radio Boda-boda: an innovative project to serve farmers

In an article published on Farm Radio International’s blog, Canadian journalist Adam Bemma describes how technology and innovation have teamed up to better serve rural farmers located west of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Public procurement in Africa benefitting family farmers and schools

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.

Lack of markets for maize production

In Rwanda, the land consolidation policies have had an important impact on the country agricultural sector. If some farmers are benefiting from the policies, for maize farmers in Kazo sector, Ngoma District in the Eastern Province, it’s a different story.

Regina Gacinya of Izuba Radio met with farmers who are encountering difficulties because of the lack of markets for their products. 

The script of this recording is available on AMARC's website.

This audio recording is part of the international series "Stories from the soils" produced by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, in collaboration with the Office for Corporate Communication of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

 

Pénurie de marchés pour les producteurs de maïs

Au Rwanda, les politiques de consolidation des terres ont eu un impact important sur le secteur agricole du pays. Si certains agriculteurs bénéficient de ces politiques, pour les producteurs de maïs du secteur Kazo dans le District de Ngoma dans la province de l'Est, c’est une autre histoire.

Regina Gacinya de Izuba Radio a rencontré des agriculteurs qui connaissent des difficultés en raison de l'absence de marchés pour leurs produits.

Le script de cet enregistrement est disponible sur le site web de l'AMARC.

Cet enregistrement audio fait partie de la série internationale "Histoires de sols" produite par l'Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires, en collaboration avec le Bureau de la communication officielle de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO).

 

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