Publications

Good and Promising Practices from FO4ACP KM Event

The Pan African Farmers Organisation (PAFO) shares its latest publication, a comprehensive collection of knowledge and experiences from farmers across Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands. This document resulted from the FO4ACP global knowledge management event organized by PAFO in collaboration with IFAD, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 16 to 18 May 2023. The event aimed to exchange good and scalable practices among the FO4ACP implementing partners,

Engaging youth in broadcasting

Broadcasting offers a unique platform for youth to express their views, share their stories, and engage with communities on issues that matter to them. By getting involved in radio and TV, youth can talk about issues that are important to them and connect with a wider audience. This helps make sure their voices are heard and adds new perspectives to the media that everyone can learn from. Details This course

Transforming rural Africa: Trends and experiences in rural communication services

The UN Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028) acknowledges the importance of inclusive rural communication services (RCS) to advance economic, environmental and social dimensions of family farming. Focusing on Africa, this study examines the role of RCS in rural transformation and family farming and provides insights for the region. Through case studies and a review of media and ICT trends and policies, it highlights the need for participatory, farmer-centred communication approaches

Rural communication services for family farming in Africa: Regional consultation and forum

The Global Action Plan of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019–2028 (UNDFF) recognizes the need to promote Rural Communication Services (RCS) to advance sustainable food systems. RCS comprise demand-led communication processes, media applications and institutional arrangements to respond to the needs of family farmers and rural populations in a sustained and inclusive manner. This report summarizes the results and takeaways of online consultations and a virtual Regional Forum

Participatory video in agrifood systems and digital environments: A practitioner’s guide

Access to knowledge and information is essential to achieve sustainable agrifood systems, and such access has greatly advanced due to the widespread use of digital technologies. Nevertheless, digital exclusion and the lack of appropriate content are limiting factors, especially in rural areas, depriving smallholders of access to services and hampering their development opportunities. To mitigate this divide, farmer’s organizations and rural institutions increasingly utilize low-cost digital media to ensure equal

Compendium of forgotten foods in Africa: A companion publication for Integrating Africa’s forgotten foods for better nutrition

The “Compendium of Forgotten Foods in Africa”  is a remarkable publication which has emerged to shed light on a treasure trove of forgotten foods scattered across the African continent. This publication serves as a beacon of hope, offering a roadmap for integrating these neglected gems into the culinary landscape for improved nutrition and sustainable development. This Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), this compendium is a testament to

Rural communication services for family farming

The Global Action Plan of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019–2028 (UNDFF) recognizes the need to promote rural communication services (RCS) to advance sustainable food systems. RCS comprise demand-led communication processes, media applications and institutional arrangements to respond to the needs of family farmers and rural populations sustainably and inclusively. This report presents a comprehensive summary of the virtual UNDFF Global Forum on Inclusive Rural Communication Services for

A learning framework for inclusive, integrated and innovative public policy cycles for family farming

Public policies for family farming – when done appropriately – provide a perfect match between different policy areas related to productive, economic, social, environmental and cultural dimensions of sustainable food systems. The Learning framework for inclusive, integrated and innovative public policy cycles for family farming was developed under the framework of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019–2028) to support policymakers, family farmers’ organizations and other relevant stakeholders to

How radio stations can prepare a funding proposal to submit to a donor

Funding is a major issue for many radio stations, and thus for rural communication services as a whole. Farm Radio International has developed many Broadcaster how-to guides to give radio broadcasters tips on different skills that will improve the quality of their broadcasting. Our most recent Broadcaster how-to guide addresses how station management can prepare a funding proposal for a donor – because good finance leads to sustainability, which is

State of the Digital Agriculture Sector: Harnessing the Potential of Digital for Impact Across Agricultural Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

The digitalization of agriculture, often referred to as ‘D4Ag,’ is a rapidly evolving sector in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs). This transformation has the potential to reshape global development outcomes by significantly improving environmental sustainability, social inclusion, economic growth, and food security. In this article, we delve into the key findings and unique aspects of a groundbreaking report that sheds light on the state of the D4Ag ecosystem in LMICs.