Advancing Rural Communication

The Launch of the Rural Communication Service Initiative

On 24th November 2021, the Yenkasa Africa team launched the regional survey and e-consultation to get information on the Rural Communication Services in Africa. In attendance were farmer organizations representatives, FAO, and other Yenkasav Africa partners. The event discussed the need to document the Rural Communication Service (RCS) in Africa, experience of organizations in communication for agriculture and rural development in Africa, and how to register in the Community of

Join our Rural Communication Services initiative

To advance our Rural Communication Services initiative, we will be conducting surveys and e-consultations on this platform. We would love for you to share your experiences. To join, simply register on the YenKasa Africa Forum. Learn about the RCS Framework Online consultations. Action research. Knowledge sharing. Join the Rural Communication Services initiative to learn and share your own experience. Join the e-consultation We have five questions for you to learn

Digital Advisory Platforms: Fostering Agripreneurship Information Pathways

Join Farm Radio International on November 15, 2021 14h – 15h30 EAT via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kYCFJAbcRWevQ4pwr9dviw Digital agricultural extension and advisory services play a vital role in the success of agripreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa. Innovative, information communication and exchange gives farmers and entrepreneurs access to best practices quickly, affordably, and at scale. As the agricultural sector grows in sub-Saharan Africa, extension must grow with it through the integrated use of ICTs,

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

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

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The eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo has recently experienced several crises: from a resurgence of Ebola and COVID-19, to the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo  on May 22. Insecurity remains, including attacks by armed groups and mob justice. Throughout, radio, newspapers and other media have an important role to play in supporting citizens and bringing communities together. CORACON, a collective of community radio and television stations in North Kivu,

Event: July 21 - Family Farming at the heart of Sustainable food systems in Africa

We are pleased to invite you to the launch of the “Family Farming at the hearth of Sustainable food systems in Africa” a UNDFF awareness campaign 2021.  As part of its contribution  to the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF), Yenkasa Africa, a regional communication initiative promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Farm Radio International (FRI), AMARC and farmer organizations (among which La Via Campesina, PAFO, ROPPA, PROPAC) conducts a communication campaign addressed

How your station can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep your listeners safe

COVID-19 is an infectious viral disease that became an epidemic (it spread across your country) and is now a pandemic (it has spread across many countries). Your radio station can play a crucial role. You can help keep your listeners stay safe, and you can help them prevent the spread of this disease! Farm Radio International has developed a new Broadcaster how-to guide with key information for radio stations across Africa on

Madelena Mkirema: A broadcaster dedicated to serving farmers

Madelena Mkirema is passionate about broadcasting accurate and verified information that can have a positive impact on her listeners and on society in general. Ever since she started presenting the news during high school assemblies, she has dreamed of working in radio. She says that working as a presenter is the most nourishing and fulfilling goal she has been able to achieve. She currently works for Radio Amani in Nakuru,