Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice


  • Adjohoun is taking a direct hit from climate’s weapon of mass destruction (WMD); to borrow from the United States’ Secretary of State, John Kerry, whom on February 17, 2014, told a Jakarta audience that: “[C]limate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”

  • More than ever, farmers, and female farmers in particular, need access to relevant agricultural information to help them cope with change to meet the nutrition and food security needs of their families and communities. It is also important that farmers have a stronger voice in directing future agricultural research and policies so they are more demand-driven.
  • Rwanda’s Agricultural Market Pricing Information System e-Soko mainly provides rural farmers, especially those in remote areas, and cooperatives market price updates on agricultural produce through cell phone text messages. While farmers without cellphones could access the system from the village phones.
  • The Linking Agricultural Research and Rural Radio in Africa (LARRRA) project is a collaboration of the University of Guelph, the Developing Countries Farm Radio Network (DCFRN), and the Fund for International Development of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), with national-level partners in Cameroon, Ghana, and Uganda, as well as new activities beginning in several other countries, including Francophone Africa.
  • The project 'Wannakonnect' aimed to test a new methodology that was designed to enable community members to call their local radio stations, record a message and pay for this message using mobile money.