Climate change

Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice


Call to participation “Communicating Development”: an international audio series

As part of their continued partnership, the Office for Corporate Communication of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) join forces again this year to facilitate the production of 40 audio pieces by producers and community radio journalists.

Join Farm Radio International for an e-discussion on agriculture and climate change

From February 22 to March 18, Farm Radio International is inviting African radio broadcasters to participate in a four-week online discussion on agriculture and climate change on the Barza Discussions platform.

“The e-discussion will:

"Stories from the soils": a collection of 80 stories by journalists and producers of the AMARC network

From March to December 2015, through a partnership between the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and the Office for Corporate Communication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), journalists and producers of the AMARC network received logistical and financial support to produce stories on topics related to the International Year of Soils.

«Histoires de sols»: une collection de 80 reportages des journalistes et producteurs du réseau de l'AMARC

De mars à décembre 2015, grâce à un partenariat entre l'Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires (AMARC) et le Bureau de la communication officielle de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture, des journalistes et producteurs du réseau de l'AMARC ont reçu un appui logistique et financier afin de réaliser des reportages sur les thématiques liées à l'Année internationale des sols.

Challenges faced by women to access information on climate change

“The program outlines the challenges faced by women when accessing information about climate change. Women from two different radio listening clubs explain the challenges they face which includes; unable to read and write, lack of ICTs (phones and radio sets are unavailable since they are owned by their husbands). The women also explain how the negative effects of climate change have affected their agricultural business. These include; degradation of soil and insufficient rainfalls, careless cut down of trees, all of this has lead to low yields.

They also explain what they are doing in order to mitigate climate change problems which includes; planting and establishing woodlots, practicing conservation agriculture. This practice is based on the use of compost manure, mulching and planting tree that add fertility to the soil and practicing crop rotation. The women are also using radio listening club where they discuss several issues including climate change after listening to radio programs.

The programs also featured an interview with an agricultural extension worker.”

Nkhotakota Community Radio, Malawi.

Program is in Chichewa. A transcript in English is available on AMARC’s website.   

This program is part of the international audio series “Towards COP21: Broadcasting the voices of the communities”, produced by AMARC with the support of Bread for the World.


Advancing gender equality in the post-2020 climate regime

“Research and evidence show that women and men are vulnerable to climate change to varying degrees, and that they experience and respond to it in different ways. Policies and actions that overlook the gendered impacts of and responses to climate change yield inequitable outcomes and exacerbate existing gender inequalities. Actions that are gender-sensitive and gender-responsive — and therefore designed to yield benefits for the whole population — are not only fairer but also more effective.

Gender perspective and climate change

In an article published by, journalist Aisling Irwin highlights that women are the forgotten ones in the fight against climate change. Thus, climate-compatible practices should be better defined before being implemented.

How climate change has affected women and youth in Malawi

This audio documentary by Luciano Milala of Mudzi’Wathu Community Radio addresses the impact of climate change on women and youth in Malawi. With his guests, Mr. Milala discusses the challenges and possible solutions to fight climate change in Malawi.

This audio recording is part of the international series "Towards COP21: Broadcasting the voices of the communities" produced by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, in collaboration with Bread for the World.


Building Resilience in Africa’s Drylands

The Regional Initiative - Building resilience in Africa's Drylands - aims to strengthen the resilience of African livelihoods to threats and crises. It builds on a wealth of experience accumulated over the past ten years and on current expertise and programmes across the agriculture, livestock, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, nutrition and natural resources sectors.

Call for proposals for “Towards COP21: Broadcasting the voices of the communities”, an international radio series produced by AMARC

In December 2015, Paris will host the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework convention on Climate Change (COP21). There, the countries will negotiate a new universal climate agreement.

The global phenomenon of climate change is affecting every country on the planet. But, the poorest regions and the most marginalized communities in the world are hit the hardest by the changing conditions.


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