Video

Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice

  • Participatory Video to highlight the central role of forests in agriculture

    The farmers from Haut Sassandra (Cote D'Ivoire) used video to explore the changes in their environment over time; the causes, consequences, and possible ways forward.The participatory video project (May 2012) was facilitated by InsightShare on behalf of the Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade Africa. The filmmakers used this video project to urge neighbours and fellow farmers to protect their forest and explore new agricultural methods to improve the resilience of their crops. 

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  • The Africa Progress Panel just released their highly respected African yearly check-up for 2014.

    Africa Progress Panel: The 2014 report titled: Grain, Fish, Money: Financing Africa's green and blue revolutions, calls on Africa's political leaders to take concrete measures now to reduce inequality by investing in agriculture. It also demands international action to end what it describes as the plunder of Africa's timber and fisheries.  

    The full report is available for download here

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  • La radio communautaire au service du développement rural

    Les radios rurales ont connu une forte expansion en Afrique dans les dernières années. L'heure est au bilan pour savoir si elles ont les moyens de réellement contribuer au développement agricole et à l'amélioration des conditions de vie des populations rurales en Afrique. Une co-production CTA et People TV.

    Trouvez ici plus d'information concernant la radio rurale et CTA

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  • iCow : An application for the farmers in Kenya

    Kenyan cattle farmers can now get access to important information, including access to vets, through a mobile platform called iCow. The platform also offers a multilingual call center which provides a wide variety of additional information; from information on where to buy better dairy cows to allowing customers order goat milk for home delivery.

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  • Advancing the Web to Empower People: Challenges and Solutions

    Along with VU University and local partners in Burkina Faso, a Web Alliance for Re-greening in Africa was established. Farmers in rural Africa are able to share their innovations with others, allowing everyone to improve their crop yields despite the incredibly harsh environment. 

    Please find here more information

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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.