Stories

Launch Event of the Yenkasa-UNDFF Regional Awareness Campaign

Watch the video from the campaign launch, featuring: Guilherme Brady, FAO- UNDFF Team Leader Silvia San-Marco, FAO ComDev Zoie Jones, FAO Regional Communication Officer for Africa Uloma Mezie-Osuocha, FAO ComDev Francesco Diasio, FAO ComDev Mario Acunzo, FAO ComDev Team Leader The PowerPoint slides presented during the launch event can be found HERE   Access the campaign materials HERE

Event: July 21 - Family Farming at the heart of Sustainable food systems in Africa

We are pleased to invite you to the launch of the “Family Farming at the hearth of Sustainable food systems in Africa” a UNDFF awareness campaign 2021.  As part of its contribution  to the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF), Yenkasa Africa, a regional communication initiative promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Farm Radio International (FRI), AMARC and farmer organizations (among which La Via Campesina, PAFO, ROPPA, PROPAC) conducts a communication campaign addressed

Yenkasa Africa- UNDFF Regional Awareness Campaign 2021

A new Yenkasa Africa awareness campaign for the UNDFF has been launched by family farmers’ organizations, FAO, and communication networks and institutions. The theme of the campaign is “Family farming at the heart of sustainable food systems” and it focuses on the contribution of family farming in achieving sustainable food systems. In particular, the campaign will give visibility to the progress of the UNDFF through the National Action Plans, policy

Global Summit Dialogue with Farmers, Fishers, Pastoralists and Other Producers

Global Summit Dialogue with Farmers, Fishers, Pastoralists and Other Producers The UN Food Systems Summit Global Summit Dialogue with Farmers, Fishers, Pastoralists and Other Producersis co-convened by Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy to the Food Systems Summit, together with the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), Pan-African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO), Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU), Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), and Bharat Krishak Samaj (Farmers’ Forum India). Curated by Dr.

How your station can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep your listeners safe

COVID-19 is an infectious viral disease that became an epidemic (it spread across your country) and is now a pandemic (it has spread across many countries). Your radio station can play a crucial role. You can help keep your listeners stay safe, and you can help them prevent the spread of this disease! Farm Radio International has developed a new Broadcaster how-to guide with key information for radio stations across Africa on

Exchange meeting: "UNDFF Action Plans: a pathway for food systems transformation in Africa"

The World Rural Forum with the financial support of the European Union and in collaboration with FAO is organizing the exchange session, titled “UNDFF Action Plans: a pathway for food systems transformation in Africa”. The online event will be held on the 23rd of June 2021 at 11:00 GMT+2 (Madrid, Spain). This exchange session will explore the different opportunities and challenges in the development and implementation of UNDFF National and

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

UN Decade of Family Farming: Leveraging of successful results to scale-up implementation towards sustainable agri-food systems

The  FAO/IFAD Joint Secretariat of the UNDFF is organizing a 2-day event on UN Decade of Family Farming: leveraging on successful results to scale-up implementation towards sustainable food systems, on 27 & 28 May 2021 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (GMT+2). The event will provide information on the overall progress made on the implementation of UNDFF and related SDGs. The event will be broadcasted with simultaneous interpretation in English,

Event: Who is missing at dinner? (June 2)

Bringing farmers into the conversation on food systems through inclusive communication platforms A UN Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue exploring the role of communication in ensuring equitable, inclusive food systems When: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 9 a.m. ET Where: Zoom https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hA8BZtl4RRCGyddYZ1farQ When it comes to global food systems, how can we ensure that small-scale farmers have their say? And what are the consequences if they don’t? Farmers know best the challenges

Reflecting on a discussion about gender equality

For four weeks at the beginning of 2021, Farm Radio International brought together our broadcasting partners from across Africa for an online discussion about gender equality. From Jan. 11 to Feb. 5, broadcasters and subject-matter specialists came together to share their experiences and to learn from each other. The discussion took place in English on Farm Radio’s online platform, and in French in a WhatsApp group. The discussion was active