Communication and ICTs

Launch of UNDFF-Yenkasa Campaign Phase II

On 25th November 2021, the Yenkasa Africa team launched the Phase II of the Regional Communication Campaign which focused on promoting the radio magazines produced. In attendance were farmer organizations representatives, FAO, and other Yenkasa partners. During the event we had discussions about the partnerships between farmers’ organizations and community media, giving voices to family farmers, and the presentation of the campaign packages. The speakers during the event were; Silvia

A pandemic of misinformation: Radio and COVID-19 in Africa

Watch Farm Radio International’s town hall on COVID-19, misinformation, and the role of radio in Africa. It’s been a year and a half since COVID-19 has changed our lives. Inspired by the good work of radio broadcasters throughout the pandemic, we checked in with our staff and broadcasting partners to find out what the situation is, now. Vaccines are changing the discourse in Africa — but depending on which country

Family Farming at the heart of Sustainable food systems in Africa

YenKasa Africa would like to invite you to the launch of the “Family Farming at the heart of Sustainable food systems in Africa” Phase II of the UNDFF awareness campaign 2021. As part of its contribution to the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF), Yenkasa Africa organized phase II of its communication campaign in July 2021 with the goal of addressing family farmers and the general public, and raising awareness

Advancing Inclusive Rural Communication Services in Africa

The YenKasa Africa initiative would like to invite you to join our new Rural Communication Services Initiative and Community of Practice. Yenkasa Africa is committed to advancing rural communication services (RCS) to build resilience amongst family farmers, just one aspect of our campaign on resilient family farming as part of the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF). We invite you to the launch of the Rural Communication Services Initiative on

Tanzania FFPOs’ skills enhanced in design and implementation of ComDev strategies

“This training has shed light on the communication challenges we face within the organization, especially the gap in the area of Communication for Development,” says Laban Mgimba, the Vice Chairperson for the TTGAU board. “We have also gained the knowledge and skills to deal with that gap. Henceforth, the priority will be to put into practice these learnings, from now am sure our communication intervention will have a big impact

C4D: Radio dramas convey knowledge for the emancipation of women

Radio dramas been inspiring imitation and awakening awareness among households in the western zone of Burkina Faso, where they are broadcast on some local radio stations in the administrative regions of Hauts Bassins and Boucle du Mouhoun. With the influence of technology, entertainment has become a privileged consumer good. Radio dramas have joined the trend, giving audiences the opportunity to break the routine and free themselves from stress. By its

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

Event: E-Extension - Accelerating Building Back Better (Sept. 6)

Explore successes in digital advisory services and e-extension systems Sept. 6 at 11:15 a.m. EAT   Resilient food systems are essential to achieving food security and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. But the challenge remains — how do we achieve change quickly, and at scale? The ICT industry is radically transforming e-extension services. Integrated ICTs, mass media, and face-to-face approaches are key to accelerating the Building Back Better agenda. We

Haller Farmers app: Sharing local agricultural information with farmers

As the clouds part and the morning sun seeps through, Eunice Boule wakes up and begins her day by cleaning up around the house. She cleans her utensils and equipment and once she’s finished, she’s ready to begin farming. Kenya has some of the best farming conditions on the planet, but many farmers find it hard to support their families. With 83% of Kenyans now online, new attempts to improve

Radio Communautaire Salama: Grand Prize Winner of the 2021 Liz Hughes Award

When you tune into Radio Communautaire Salama in Butembo, DRC, on Saturday afternoons, you hear broadcasters tackle the serious issue of sexual and gender-based violence. It’s an issue that is important to listeners but, according to the production team, often overlooked. Station manager Jeremie Kyaswekera says, “Our programs pass the mic to those the press forgets.” The program is called Tupiganishe Ujeuri Dhidi Ya Wanawake, which means “Fighting violence against