Yenkasa

Launch of UNDFF-Yenkasa Campaign Phase II

On 25th November 2021, the Yenkasa Africa team launched the Phase II of the Regional Communication Campaign which focused on promoting the radio magazines produced. In attendance were farmer organizations representatives, FAO, and other Yenkasa partners. During the event we had discussions about the partnerships between farmers’ organizations and community media, giving voices to family farmers, and the presentation of the campaign packages. The speakers during the event were; Silvia

Yenkasa Africa- UNDFF Regional Awareness Campaign 2021

First published July 2021   A new Yenkasa Africa awareness campaign for the UNDFF has been launched by family farmers’ organizations, FAO, and communication networks and institutions. The theme of the campaign is “Family farming at the heart of sustainable food systems” and it focuses on the contribution of family farming in achieving sustainable food systems. In particular, the campaign will give visibility to the progress of the UNDFF through

Tanzania FFPOs’ skills enhanced in design and implementation of ComDev strategies

“This training has shed light on the communication challenges we face within the organization, especially the gap in the area of Communication for Development,” says Laban Mgimba, the Vice Chairperson for the TTGAU board. “We have also gained the knowledge and skills to deal with that gap. Henceforth, the priority will be to put into practice these learnings, from now am sure our communication intervention will have a big impact

Symposium on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and Family Farming

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, through the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Programme, organizes the International Symposium on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and Family Farming from 18th to 20th of October 2021. The Symposium will focus on how the main features of GIAHS sites and the UN Decade of Family Farming action plan can jointly strengthen the multidimensionality of family farming. The event will welcome speakers

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

A Kenyan producers’ organization helps a farmer’s avocado business grow

How a producers’ organization helped farmers successfully export avocado to Europe “Before the Forest and Farm Facility Programme (FFF) reached out to us, I faced many challenges in marketing the avocado produce from my farm,” says Paul Mitei, a farmer from Kiptoben Village, Nakuru County, Kenya. Paul says he wanted to know more about how the avocado and tomato value chains worked, and the proper inputs that are critical to

Ghana women farmers partner to build a soapmaking business

Farmers organizations have improved entrepreneurial skills and financial management skills for farmers Farmers in Adansi South, a forested district of Ghana, known for their production of rice, cassava, plantain, maize and vegetables, used to make little profit from their farms, due to little or no access to market opportunities. To improve the farmers’ livelihoods, the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) programme through the Kokoo Pa Farmers Association has given the

How rural radio has improved farming for Tanzanian farmers

Radio programs give rural communities an opportunity for their voices to be heard “I know that I am privileged to listen and follow different programs aired through MVIWATA FM”, says Odilia Jiovin, a farmer from Kilosa District, known for production and marketing of sunflower, coconut, sugarcane, and sisal in the Morogoro region of Tanzania. “I always take the initiative to share the information with my fellow farmers in our community

UN Decade of Family Farming: Leveraging of successful results to scale-up implementation towards sustainable agri-food systems

The  FAO/IFAD Joint Secretariat of the UNDFF is organizing a 2-day event on UN Decade of Family Farming: leveraging on successful results to scale-up implementation towards sustainable food systems, on 27 & 28 May 2021 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (GMT+2). The event will provide information on the overall progress made on the implementation of UNDFF and related SDGs. The event will be broadcasted with simultaneous interpretation in English,