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FAO offers a free course on family farming

faocottonUN FAO and the Brazilian government launched the first course self-learning on cotton production chain called, "Strategies for Strengthening the cotton Sector Development of Family Farming" through the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC/MRE) in the area of Brazil Cooperation Programme FAO which started last 30 June 2016 and will run until 30 June 2017.

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#ZeroHunger: FAO's new podcast series on global food issues

ZHCpodcastcopyRecently, FAO launched a new podcast dubbed as "TARGET:Zero Hunger". This is to present the insights regarding the global conerns on food and agriculture worldwide.

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Workshop on interactive radio for family farming and food security in Asia-Pacific

radiobanglaThe World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) will conduct a three-day workshop on interactive community radio to enhance food security and family farming in Asia-Pacific. It will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, on September 5-7, 2016.

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Enabling community participation in land governance in Guatemala

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Participatory communication is a powerful means to enable the informed and active participation of individuals and groups in decisions that affect their life. This is the case also with land governance and is the focus of a FAO Communication for Development initiative to support the recognition and responsible governance of communal land in Guatemala. 

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Rural radio network in Argentina: Sowing words, harvesting rights

INTAradios1Written by Cora Gornitzky, INTA Argentina

From the Highlands to the Patagonia and from the sea to the Andes, "Sembramos Palabras, Cosechamos Derechos" (“Sowing words, harvesting rights”) is a community media initiative that gives voice to 19 rural radios managed by farmer organizations in rural and peri-urban areas of 12 provinces of the Republic of Argentina. A territorial experience that marks the opening of doors to basic rights such as habitat, land, water and marketing.

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Red de radios rurales de Argentina - Sembramos Palabras, Cosechamos Derechos

INTAradios1Escrito por Cora Gornitzky (IPAF Región Pampeana – INTA Argentina)

De la Puna a la Patagonia y del mar a los Andes, "Sembramos Palabras, Cosechamos Derechos" es una iniciativa de comunicación comunitaria que articula 19 radios rurales gestionadas por las organizaciones campesinas en entornos rurales y periurbanos de 12 provincias de la República Argentina. Una experiencia territorial que marca una puerta de acceso a derechos básicos como el hábitat, la tierra, el agua y la comercialización.Read more ...

Rural communication takes centre stage in the development agenda of Latin America

LAmediaWritten by the CCComDev team

A Regional Forum on Territorial Development, Innovation and Rural Communication took place in Brazil from 12-13 November. More than 100 participants from 15 Latin American countries came together to share experiences of rural communication and innovation and discuss the need for institutional frameworks. 

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PLATICAR: creating an agricultural knowledge system

Formacion de formadoresWritten by Laura Ramírez, INTA Costa Rica

PLATICAR is a knowledge ecosystem developed in Costa Rica with an ICT for agriculture approach, based on communication for development and knowledge management processes.

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