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Pilot Digital Villages Initiative in Africa

Findings of country assessments and recommendations for effective implementation The Digital Villages Initiative (DVI) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a corporate programme aiming to combat hunger, poverty and inequality by fostering digital rural transformation. This is being carried out through the establishment of, or support to 1, 000 smart rural villages supplied with the digital services needed for agrifood systems and rural transformation

Lexicon of radio program production terms

Farm Radio International has developed a list of commonly used radio program production terms in North America, and a few other terms that are used at Farm Radio International that might be useful in understanding how to produce effective radio programs for a variety of audiences. African broadcasters have also revised and included terminology common to their work. Its purpose is to provide guidance and clarity both for FRI team

IOM Public Communication Campaign Toolkit

IOM has a long-standing track record in delivering effective public communication campaigns to support migrants and migration processes. This practical and cross-cutting toolkit draws on the Organization’s extensive experience and knowledge in this field, offering guidance and tools to strengthen the design, delivery and evaluation of migration communication campaigns. The guidance places strong emphasis on participatory and inclusive approaches to increase interaction with audiences and involve them throughout the campaign

United National Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas in 8 African languages

Violation of peasants’ rights has been portrayed in different forms and at different magnitude around the world. Throughout the last decades, peasants around the world have been victims in the process of globalization of food systems, which favor the agribusiness interests, multinational corporations, and other greedy state enterprises. With dismay, we have been witnessing government agricultural programs on agribusiness investments being linked to land and seed grabbing scandals, and criminalization

Young African agripreneurs: Success story and scaling up lessons and innovations

Agriculture is a primal sector to generate income to the growing population and a major contributor to the GDP in Africa. Africa is known as young continent due to the fact that it has the largest number of young population in the world. This young people are energetic, have a fresh mind and innovative spirit. They are ambitious and willing to take initiative to get integrated in development process. Young

Social Capital proves critical to success of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) farming in Tanzania

Social capital is defined as the enduring connections of networks, reciprocity and social norms that exist among a group of people. In farming, social capital has various benefits such as facilitating farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing, increasing access to information, and connecting farmers to different sources of support. In Tanzania, social capital was a key contributor to the success of the implementation of System of Rice Intensification (SRI), as part of the

BLENDED PUBLIC-PRIVATE EXTENSION PROVISION INCREASES FARMER REVENUE IN UGANDA

This good practice fact sheet aims to share the experience behind an initiative to test and compare different models of extension provision in Uganda. The document highlights the scope for using a mix of private and public service providers to advise and support small-scale producers engaged in Uganda’s vegetable oil sector, and the lessons learned regarding what methods are most effective. It also sets out to explore how this blended

Digital Agriculture: An online mentoring service for small-scale livestock farmers in Benin

An online advisory and problem-solving service is helping livestock farmers to overcome challenges and increase production in Benin and other parts of West Africa. The private service grew out of a blog written by Louis Agbokou, who works as livestock advisor at a government agricultural agency in Benin. During on- site visits to farms in the districts that he covered, the livestock engineer became increasingly convinced of the need for