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
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As we come into our second full year of the COVID-19 pandemic, a second wave, new strains, vaccine fear, and vaccine scarcity mean that sub-Saharan Africa is facing new challenges. How can the international community work with local actors to reach remote rural African communities using agile communication and community engagement to create COVID-19 resilience? At Farm Radio International, our work is guided by audiences and experts. That’s why our
Farm Radio International celebrates excellence in radio broadcasting in Africa with our awards. The winners of the George Atkins Communications Award and the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio serve as excellent examples of how radio broadcasters and radio programs can serve their audiences and improve the lives of their listeners. This year, we decided to celebrate this excellence in radio broadcasting on World Radio Day. The George Atkins
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Farm Radio International is excited to announce that our Farmer program e-course for radio broadcasters will begin on February 22—and registration is now open! This online course will help you make an engaging, entertaining, and informative farmer radio program. You will be guided by African e-facilitators and paired up with experienced mentors. You will learn: How to identify your audience and your audience’s information and communication needs. How to design
The UN has designated 2019 to 2028 as the Decade of Family Farming. The YenKasa Africa initiative has designed a radio campaign to celebrate family farmers. As part of this campaign, we developed radio spots celebrating family farmers, particularly women and youth. Learn more about the campaign here: https://yenkasa.org/voice-for-family-farmers-campaign-on-air-across-africa/
FF-SPAK, a YenKasa Africa partner in Kenya, translated these spots into Swahili for use by partner radio stations.
To read the text of the radio spots in English or French, go to: http://scripts.farmradio.fm/radio-resource-packs/undff-radio-campaign/radio-spots-undff-part-one/
This resource was supported by YenKasa Africa, with funding from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. YenKasa Africa is a platform to enhance knowledge and experience sharing to support agriculture and rural development in sub-Saharan Africa.
Farm Radio International is a communication partner for the UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 in Africa.