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  • Paths out of Poverty

    A programme run by the Government of Malawi is providing cash transfers to more than 26,000 of the country's poorest households. FAO's 'From Protection to Production' project (PtoP), run in collaboration with Unicef with funding from DFID and the EU, is evaluating the impact of these cash transfers on economic and social development of the beneficiaries and their communities. This video explores how social protection programmes, when combined with other rural development interventions, can help create paths out of poverty for the poorest of the poor.

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  • Southern Africa: FAO building resilience with communities

    FAO is working with rural communities in Southern Africa frequently affected by natural hazards -- mainly droughts, floods and cyclones. With financial support of ECHO and working with implementing partners, FAO has gained important knowledge on how to increase the resilience of hazard-prone communities in the fields of agriculture and food and nutrition security.

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  • Soil Carbon Monitoring in Tanzania

    Deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries account for nearly 20% of green house gas emissions worldwide, which is why estimating and reducing these emissions has become a key goal for the international community as the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development in June draws closer. One country attempting to do just that is Tanzania.
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  • The Kagera Project

    The Kagera River Basin in East Africa occupies a strategic position on the borders of four countries. Good management of the Kagera water flow regime is vital for maintaining the water levels of Lake Victoria and outflow to the River Nile.

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  • ICTs in Education (IICD's programme)

    ICTs can solve many challenges associated with poor infrastructure and a lack of good school facilities in remote areas of developing countries. IICD’s programme in education, enhances organisational and individual capacities to use ICT tools and skills in an innovative and integrated manner. This involves working with all relevant stakeholders, including teachers, education officers and parents from the start. (IICD source)

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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.