Communication and Community Media for Family Farming Campaign

Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice

The campaign started on January 27th and is set to continue throughout the entire 2014. It will consist of a series of radio programmes produced in connection with consultations, policy dialogues and events organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the  World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) in different regions. The programmes, which last a total of 60 minutes, are accessible to local radios through AMARC’s regional web platforms and website. Audio tracks are easily downloadable together with additional documentation regarding the IYFF. The spots have been recorded in English, Spanish and French. We encourage AMARC’s members to produce and broadcast in local languages depending on their requirements. The programmes will be broadcast through AMARC’s network and the campaign will continue during all the IYFF in close collaboration with our regional offices in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe as well as the regional platforms: Onda RuralComDev Asia and Yenkasa Africa.

The campaign’s main messages include:
1.    The IYFF and the contribution of family farming to the eradication of hunger
2.    The role of communication and community media in family farming and as drivers for social change in rural areas. 
3.    Results of family farming Regional Dialogues highlighting the importance of partnerships to end hunger

 This information campaign is part of the initiative "Communication and community media in family farming and food security", which aims, among other things, to facilitate dialogue between stakeholders and to promote communication for development guaranteeing the communication rights of the rural population.

Please find below the audio of the campaign:

English version:

1) IYFF and the role of family farming

2) The role of communication in family farming

French version:

1) L'AIAF et le rôle de l'agriculture familiale

2) Rôle de la communication dans l'agriculture familiale