Rural Communication Services

SAVE THE DATE! 11 July 2022 – UNDFF Forum on Inclusive Rural Communication Services for Family Farming

Within the context of the UN Decade on Family Farming, FAO and three regional Communication for Development initiatives (ComDev Asia, Onda Rural and YenKasa Africa), have joined force to promote inclusive Rural Communication Services (RCS), as part of family farming policies and programmes; and to strengthen participatory communication capacities among farmer organizations and rural institutions. The Global Forum on Rural Communication Services for Family Farming will take place online on

SAVE THE DATE! 30 June 2022 - Regional Forum on Rural Communication Services for Family Farming in Africa

Within the context of the UN Decade on Family Farming (UNDFF), FAO and the regional Communication for Development initiative YenKasa Africa have joined forces to promote inclusive Rural Communication Services (RCS) in Africa as part of family farming policies and programmes; and to strengthen participatory communication capacities among farmers’ organizations and rural institutions.   YenKasa Africa initiative and FAO invite you on 30 June 2022 to the virtual Regional Forum on

The resolutions of the evaluation of the year of the uninterrupted signal of Radio Amani FM: A program of local RFI partner associations and RFI CLUBS

Moderator: Jafari Bienvenue Luube Theme and questions that guided the evaluation:  “A year of existence without interruption, what weaknesses, challenges to strengthen, what strengths to capitalize on for a future full of success of Radio Amani FM » And therefore the assessment of the strengths and difficulties or weaknesses and strategies for the emergence of the Radio.    Among the strengths:  The mixed assembly composed of journalists from the Radio,

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: 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,