Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice


  • "Most conflicts mainly affect rural areas and their populations. This is particularly true for civil conflicts, which have tripled in recent years, and which today are the most common form of armed conflict, and increasingly prolonged. Such conflicts damage agriculture, disrupt food production and food systems, fuel the plundering of crops and livestock, and cause loss of assets and incomes. As a result, they are major drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition, both acute and chronic. The proportion of undernourished people is almost three times as high in countries in conflict and protracted crisis than in other developing countries. Approximately 167 million undernourished people live in countries in protracted crisis today – roughly one-fifth of all people suffering from hunger."

    Read the full report online.

    Source : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

  • Planning Communication for Agricultural Disaster Risk Management is a field guide to orient ADRM teams and concerned stakeholders for the design and implementation of communication for development (ComDev) activities that will increase resilience and protect the livelihoods of rural communities.

  • "As we move into the post-2015 era of the sustainable development goals (SDGS), the world faces many seemingly intractable problems. Malnutrition should not be one of them. Countries that are determined to make rapid advances in malnutrition reduction can do so. If governments want to achieve the SDG target of ending all forms of malnutrition by 2030, they have clear pathways to follow. There are many levers to pull, and this report provides many examples of countries that have done so."

    Read the Global Nutrition Report - 2015 online.

  • The March 2016 DIMITRA newsletter of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations features contents on climate change.

    It is available online.

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

    This year, we worked with more than 600 radio partners in 38 countries to serve small-scale and family farmers. Radio can provide listeners with access to practical, relevant and timely information to help them improve their food security, health and income. Radio can also amplify the voices of small-scale farmers, sharing their stories, experiences and opinions with other farmers and even policy makers.
    Interactive and participatory radio is more engaging, informative and impactful. It allows listeners to shape the radio program to their needs, ensuring it discusses topics important to them, answers their questions and values their livelihoods. This annual report highlights our work amplifying the voices of small-scale farmers over the airwaves."

    Source: Farm Radio International

    Read Farm Radio International's 2014-2015 Annual Report online.