Overcoming COVID-19 restrictions through adaptive measures that facilitate access to agricultural and nutrition knowledge
This promising practice factsheet documents a new distance learning initiative in Somalia through radio launched in 2020 by FAO to respond to public health threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, complementing cash+ activities and replacing face-to-face beneficiary training. Through this initiative, FAO sought to continue developing rural communities’ capacities to mitigate shocks, especially those compounded by the COVID-19 crisis, and disseminate context-specific behaviour change messages on nutrition and healthy diets. In 2021, the scope of the training was expanded to include long-term agriculture development programmes and social protection activities through village savings and loan associations.
Access the full factsheet here: Distance learning via radio for rural communities in Somalia