On 23-24 October 2014, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) convened an international Forum on Communication for Development & Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM).
Over 100 participants gathered in Rome to showcase the potential of Communication for Development (ComDev) as a driver for innovation and family farmers' participation in rural development. They agreed on a set of firm recommendations and a plan of action to advance rural communication services.
FCCM WORKING GROUP
As a follow-up to the Rome event, over 20 committed organizations have teamed up as FCCM Working Group to collaborate on strategic areas of work and promote rural communication services for smallholder and family farmers. The group includes farmer organizations, development agencies and NGOs, community media and communication networks, governments, research organizations and academia.
This dedicated page has been developed to facilitate online interaction and coordination among members of the FCCM Working Group. We will also regularly share updates and results of joint initiatives developed under the FCCM umbrella.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Members of the FCCM Working Group are invited to contribute their views, projects and experiences by:
Participating in online exchanges of the FCCM Working Group
Submitting or commenting articles of the FCCM blog
The blog welcomes contributions by any organizations or individuals interested in rural communication services and family farming. We will also be facilitating open e-discussions about specific topics related to communication and family farming, that will be announced through the FCCM members' networks. To send your proposals for blog posts or ask any question please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Should your organization be interested in joining the FCCM Working Group you can contact Mr Mario Acunzo, FAO Communication for Development Officer, at email@example.com