Family farming and climate-resilient agrifood systems

Food and agricultural production practices applied by family farmers – including agroecological and integrated systems; recycling of nutrients, energy and waste; natural pest control; crop diversification; and efficient management of natural resources and soil health – present promising opportunities to address climate change given that they allow high-level adaptation capacity to new environmental circumstances. This adaptation capacity is embedded in the local knowledge that is being continuously renewed through observations

Enhance your knowledge on African market potentials at PAFO-COLEAD Innovations session #17.

Description: Join us for an enriching online session of the PAFO-COLEAD Innovations Series, Session #17, themed “Exploring the Potential of African Regional Markets: Success Stories from SMEs and Smallholders.” This insightful webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM UTC / 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM CET. Dive deep into the opportunities that African regional markets present, with a special focus on the triumphant

The National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA), and Farm Radio International (FRI) host a World Radio Day event in Ottawa to celebrate the importance of radio.

The theme for this year’s World Radio Day is A Century Informing, Entertaining and Educating. On February 13th, people worldwide will celebrate World Radio Day. Whether you listen to it in your car, at home, on your mobile phone, at work, we can all agree that radio continues to play an essential part in everyday lives. We rely on it to learn what is happening in our communities, when disaster

Webinar recording: VOICES Standards for interactive radio programs

On Sept. 12, Farm Radio International hosted a webinar on our VOICES Standards for enhancing interactive radio programs and our lexicon of radio production terms. The event was hosted by Martine Moguem and presented by Sylvie Harrison, Managing specialist of the radio craft team, with an introduction from Doug Ward, former chair of FRI’s board of directors for 20 years and CBC radio producer, station manager, and vice president. Doug

Farm Radio recognizes excellence in radio for rural development

Farm Radio International celebrates excellence in African radio broadcasting with our annual awards. As always, this year’s winners of the George Atkins Communication Award and the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio are excellent examples of how radio broadcasters and radio programs can serve listeners and improve their lives. We are proud of their accomplishments and wish them much success in their future endeavours. This year, we honoured our winners and runners-up in

World Food Day 2022: Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow

World Food Day is October 16, 2022. This year’s theme is “Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow.” World Food Day 2022 raises awareness of the need for more efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable agri-food systems. It calls for action across sectors to ensure that our agri-food systems deliver enough affordable, nutritious, and safe food for all. To achieve this transformation, the world needs to change policies, mindsets, behaviours, and

Audio resource on education and safe employment for youth in the coffee industry

The region of Ixil in Guatemala is one of the poorest coffee-growing regions in the world. Low literacy rates and child labour have long plagued the population. In honour of the World Day Against Child Labour, FAO has created this audio resource about promoting education and safe youth employment in the coffee industry. You can listen to this resource in English and French. This audio content is free to download, broadcast, and publish.