Advancing Rural Communication
Developing a Communication for Development (ComDev) strategy: An eye-opener in our work towards reaching small-scale farmers better!
“I felt it would be a very difficult task to develop a Communication for Development Strategy,” says Baraka James, an ICT Officer at MVIWAMA telling his learning experience in embracing the Communication for Development approach that has just been introduced to Farm and Forest Producers Organizations (FFPOs) in Tanzania under the Farm and Forest Facility. He says, “For the first time I was anxious because I had never been involved
The perception of rural West African youth is too often biased by the stereotypes widely conveyed about them. Between precarious odd jobs, idleness and the temptation to move, it is sometimes difficult to envision these young people rooted in their rural community. Too often, we don’t ask: Who are these young people? What are their stories? How do they fit into their community? What are their ambitions? How do they
In the Spotlight
Mtanzamsona Village Demonstrate Effective Community control of decision on harvesting forest produce in the VLFR
During 2020, Mtandao wa Jamii wa Usimamizi wa Misitu Tanzania (MJUMITA) project assisted Mtanzasoma Village (Rufiji District) to defend its forest management rights by providing training to 10 village and network leaders (2 women and 8 men) about the implications of GN 417 of 2019, on their VLFR trade. The training informed them about shift of power of approval of harvesters of timber trees in the VLFRs from Village Council
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