La Via Campesina has launched The Agroecology Achieves Food Sovereignty Series (AE for FS). This series includes interviews with African leaders of social movements and is part of the Pollinations initiative. The launch of coincides with the International Day of Struggle against Agro-toxics (3 December). Episode 1 is called “Peasant talks for Food Sovereignty” and was made possible through a collaboration between LVC Africa, AFSA, GRAIN, and GAIA Foundation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=earvhSYrbVY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0tm5vLxfF5ELb–ZcKYsnyhqB0zqHkYvUbO_2TfVvolK7v_fdXtz2G8bU
This module was presented by FAO’s communication for development team to YenKasa Africa initiative partners Nov. 5, 2020.
The UN has designated 2019 to 2028 as the Decade of Family Farming. The YenKasa Africa initiative has designed a radio campaign to celebrate family farmers. As part of this campaign, we developed radio spots celebrating family farmers, particularly women and youth. Learn more about the campaign here: https://yenkasa.org/voice-for-family-farmers-campaign-on-air-across-africa/
FF-SPAK, a YenKasa Africa partner in Kenya, translated these spots into Swahili for use by partner radio stations.
To read the text of the radio spots in English or French, go to: http://scripts.farmradio.fm/radio-resource-packs/undff-radio-campaign/radio-spots-undff-part-one/
This resource was supported by YenKasa Africa, with funding from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. YenKasa Africa is a platform to enhance knowledge and experience sharing to support agriculture and rural development in sub-Saharan Africa.
Farm Radio International is a communication partner for the UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 in Africa.
Use these social media cards on Twitter and Facebook to show your support and spread the word about the Voice for Family Farmers radio campaign that celebrates the UN Decade of Family Farmers.
Radio stations can be champions for family farmers. By joining the UNDFF radio campaign, they commit to being the Voice for Family Farmers: inviting farmers to speak on their radio programs and to shape the topics discussed on the programs. Radio stations can ensure that family farmers have the information they need to make good decisions that improve their lives and livelihoods. They can also connect family farmers with farmer
Short video clip highlighting key messages of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming’s major constituencies. Filmed on the occasion of the UNDFF Launch held in FAO headquarters from 27 to 29 May 2019. Voices for Change: Elizabeth Mpofu, General Coordinator, La Via Campesina Zimbabwe Voices for Change: Kenneth Katungisa, Chief Executive Officer Uganda National Farmers Federation Voices for Change: Editrudith Lukanga, World Forum of Fishers harvesters & Fish (WFF)
The Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity project (DLEC) piloted a multi-channel, multi-stakeholder approach leveraging video-enabled extension, a national IVR question and answer (Q&A) forum, a mobile-based farmer and extension agent survey, and the Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS) – a mobile application deployed by the MoALR and FAO. DLEC is implementing the pilot in collaboration with the Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity (FTF-EVCA)
Listen to Kitara FM’s Fall armyworm programming: https://dev.uliza.fm/podcast/project/56 Over the course of eight weeks between August and October 2018, Kitara FM in Uganda aired radio programs about Fall armyworm. The programs were designed to help farmers understand how to identify and control this invasive pest. The farmer program, Eliso Lyomulimi (Farmers’ Eye), also connected with local farmer groups, supported by the FAO’s Farmer Field School program. Learn more about the impact of