Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice


Radio as a tool to educate communities

Peter Balaba, Program Manager at Nakaseke Telecentre, in Uganda have shared: "It is true that radios are the best tool to educate the communities, especially in rural areas. We have used the radio to promote education through a School Radio Quiz Competition. Schools are encouraged to bring their pupils to the studio every Sunday and compete. The program runs for a year.

La radio comme outil d'éducation des communautés

C'est vrai, les radios sont le meilleur outil pour sensibiliser les communautés, en particulier dans les zones rurales. Nous avons utilisé la radio pour promouvoir l'éducation à travers un concours radiophonique scolaire. Les écoles sont encouragées à emmener leurs élèves à l'atelier tous les dimanches et le programme se déroule sur une période d'un an.

Climate Services for Smallholder Farmers in the Kaffrine Region of Senegal

Climate change and variability is overwhelming local knowledge and traditions for farm management across Africa. Kaffrine, Senegal’s main agricultural region has not been spared the scourge­.

La bonne communication: clé de la réussite d’une recherche de terrain?

Même si cela semble être une évidence, une mission de recherche sur le terrain doit être planifiée minutieusement et l’improvisation est à proscrire. Afin de transmettre son expérience, Obidimma Ezezika, Président Directeur général du Centre africain de l’innovation et du développement du leadership et professeur adjoint à la Dalla Lana School of Public Health de l’Université de Toronto, livre des conseils et une méthode simple pour apprendre à bien communiquer en mission de recherche dans un article publié sur SciDev.net.

Is good communication the key to a successful field research?

Although this seems obvious, one must carefully anticipate and avoid improvising in a field mission. Sharing his experience, Obidimma Ezezika, CEO of the African Centre for Innovation and Leadership Development and adjunct Lecturer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, offers tips and a simple method to learn to communicate in research mission in an article published on SciDev.net.

Understanding and fighting land grabbing locally and internationally

The old practice of multinationals corporations seizing land from vulnerable communities in developing countries for plantations, think the United Fruit Company and the banana republics of South America in the 20th century, and foreign and local governments seizing land from indigenous communities for mining, reemerged as a 21st century land grabbing juggernaut in the aftermath of the 2007-2008 world food price crisis. In Africa, Asia and Latin America large corporations are frantically acquiring land for cash crops and biofuels production.

The RadCon Experience: ICTs and Rural Development in Egypt

There is no doubt that information through agricultural research is essential to improving food security and to allowing for resilient rural livelihoods.  To be useful, however, agricultural information must reach and be effectively communicated to farmers.  The experience of the Virtual Extension and Research Communication Network (VerCon) in Egypt proved to be successful in creating appropriate linkages between research and extension institutions, giving extension staff a wide array of support th

Adjohoun (Benin)’s 100-year floods: a wake-up call for Africa

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.”

Community Driven Development through Participatory Farm Radio Campaigns

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.

La plateforme e-Soko au service des agriculteurs et commerçants du Rwanda

La plateforme e-Soko offre des mises à jour en temps réel par messages textes concernant les prix des marché de produits agricoles aux agriculteurs et coopératives locales y compris celles se trouvant dans les régions plus éloignées. Les agriculteurs ne disposant pas de téléphones portables peuvent, quant à eux, accéder au système à partir des téléphones du village.


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