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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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  • Having reached half-time, the International Year of Pulses 2016 is currently in full swing. A wealth of information on pulses, including factsheets, infographics, posters, videos and educational booklets, were produced in the six official FAO languages and many more. 

    You can find out about the small nutritious seeds in new creative ways and take an active role in spreading the latest news about pulses to the world.

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  • Ahead of 2016 World Food Day to be celebrated on October 16, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invites teens and children aged 5 to 19 to “use their imaginations and express their ideas on the World Food Day theme: "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too."”

  • Since February, a new radio series entitled "Pambazuko" has taken the airwaves in the eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo. Produced by Population Media Center (PMC), with support from the network of the Hirondelle Foundation, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Global Affairs Canada, UNICEF, DKT International, UNAIDS, the US Embassy, ​​the Segal Family Foundation and the Jane Goodall Institute, this series aims to change behaviors towards human rights and health issues.
  • 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.