The UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 aims to shed new light on what it means to be a family farmer in a rapidly changing world and highlights more than ever before the important role they play in eradicating hunger and shaping our future of food. Family farming The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launched the United Nations’ Decade of Family Farming
Rural communities are faced with numerous challenges related to access to water for potable and productive uses. Rural residents, especially young women and girls, spend quite a significant amount of their productive time looking for water. In some cases, rural communities collect potable water from unprotected and unsafe sources. The situation has been exacerbated by the high frequencies and magnitudes of agricultural droughts in Zimbabwe which are on the increase.
Effective collaboration between broadcasters and stakeholder groups such as extension workers, researchers, and women’s organizations can help improve the quality of information received by farmers in radio programs. If you are a broadcaster and want to learn how to improve your collaborations with different stakeholder groups, then this e-discussion is for you! For four weeks, Farm Radio International will be offering an e-discussion for broadcasters and stakeholders on collaboration, from
This year, Farm Radio International is proud to present the George Atkins Communications Award to three passionate broadcasters who have long been dedicated to serving farmers and partnering with Farm Radio International. The three winners are: Ide Carine Tchounga, Radio Medumba, Cameroon Seydou Camara, Radio Wassoulou, Mali Matilda Amoah, Today’s FM, Ghana Ide Carine Tchounga started working at Radio Medumba in her village nearly 20 years ago. She started their
From his university studies, Narcisse AMAN dreamed of becoming an agricultural entrepreneur. As Agricultural Engineering Engineer with a diploma of the Felix Houphouet-Boigny National Polytechnic Institute (INPHB) of Yamoussoukro, he continued to secretly feed his dream despite his position as Head of the Exploitation Unit in an agricultural company. His dream became a reality when he adopted the Stem Fragment Plant Technique (PIF) imported from Cameroon, during a training program