Climate Change

Julieth Muunga, runner-up for the 2022 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

At Radio Maria in Tanzania, Julieth Muunga is the sole presenter and producer of a 30-minute program called Jinsia na Maendeleo (Gender and Development), which was named the runner-up for the 2022 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio. Ms. Muunga started broadcasting in 2007 as a volunteer at two different radio stations while studying for a university certificate in Journalism at the University of Dar es Salaam. When she began her

Championing Climate Action in Meru County - Kiamiriru Mpuri Environment and Conservation Group

Rising temperatures, uncertain rainfall patterns and extreme weather events are the notable effects of climate change in Kenya. Many rivers are drying up or becoming seasonal because their sources upstream have been compromised. This is the case of many small rivers in Meru County that sustain livelihoods in semi-arid areas downstream. These glaring threats to livelihoods inspired the North Imenti women to form the Kiamiriru Mpuri Environmental Conservation group, which

PAFO annual report, 2021

PAFO has shared their annual report for 2021. It features the following information: Internal activities Studies carried out by PAFO Partnerships Memorandum of Understanding between PAFO and COLEACP United Nations Food Systems Summit United Nations Decade of Family Farming Activities are undertaken in 2021 Outstanding issues and planning for 2021 You access the full report here: https://www.pafo-africa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/PAFO-Annual-Report-2021-1.pdf

Patricia Kasoki, one of three winners of the 2022 George Atkins Communications Award

Patricia Kasoki is a proactive, dynamic broadcaster at Radio communautaire et environnementale de Kanyabayonga (RCEKA-FM) in North Kivu, DRC, where she has worked for two years. Ms. Kasoki is curious by nature, with a passion for working with local communities, and says this is what motivated her to begin broadcasting. She is also a self-proclaimed feminist activist, and before beginning her own programs, she was often invited by other stations

Agriculture and climate change: Broadcasters discuss adaptation measures

On the initiative of Farm Radio International, a discussion brought together broadcasting partners from Africa and climate experts from November 22 to December 2021. There were 250 people from ten sub-Saharan African countries who attended the discussion in French in a dedicated WhatsApp group. About 200 people participated on an online discussion platform, where the conversation took place in English, and 45 Mozambican radio broadcasters participated in a Portuguese-langage discussion

WACC, FAO partner to help farmers & communities address climate change

WACC Global is proud to announce its new initiative with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to help build the capacity of communities at the grassroots level – particularly family farmers’ associations –  in using local and traditional knowledge for sustainable resource management and climate change mitigation. WACC and FAO will jointly support three (3) year-long projects starting in the first quarter of 2020: one in Kenya in partnership with

Towards addressing the plight of rural communities in accessing water abstraction permits for productive uses

Rural communities are faced with numerous challenges related to access to water for potable and productive uses. Rural residents, especially young women and girls, spend quite a significant amount of their productive time looking for water. In some cases, rural communities collect potable water from unprotected and unsafe sources. The situation has been exacerbated by the high frequencies and magnitudes of agricultural droughts in Zimbabwe which are on the increase.

Communication strategies for effective climate services

The publication is based on the lessons of the “Meteo Media Days” organized in 15 countries in West Africa and Chad between 2012 and 2016. The activity was an element of communication strategies of METAGRI and the Global Forum for Climate Services GFCS, two programs implemented by the World Meteorological Organization. Acknowledging that communication specialists and meteorologists have a different perception of the adequate way to convey useful messages to

CCAFS Working Paper: Interactive radio’s promising role in climate information services

Farmers require relevant, timely and continuous information and advice regarding historic climate variability, probabilistic seasonal forecasts, and monitoring and short-lead information about growing season weather. This information can help them to make informed decisions about their farming practices and enable decision-makers to understand and act on the information (Tall et al., 2014). These services are especially important for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, where up to 95% of crop production is

Collaborative Change: A communication framework for climate change adaptation and food security

Nowadays, compelling issues such as climate change and food security require primarily multidisciplinary approaches and multistakeholder action in the process of social learning for adaptive livelihoods. This implies an increasing demand for information, knowledge and participation that puts the need for planned communication activities at the centre of development initiatives. Within this framework, it is essential to support rural knowledge institutions and national programmes for climate change and food security