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New mobile application launched to combat Fall Armyworm in Africa

PO ZIM 20180308 0004The Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS) mobile app has recently been launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to combat Fall Armyworm in Africa. Through the application, farmers, agricultural workers, and other partners can “identify, report the level of infestation, and map the spread of this destructive insect, as well as describe its natural enemies and the measures that are most effective in managing it” (FAO, 2018). 

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Radio Krishi gets government support for expansion

RadioKrishiKrishi Radio, the first government-run community radio in Amtali, Barguna, will soon be housed in its new building, complete with new set of equipment and facilities. This was disclosed by the Agriculture Information Service, the unit in the Department of Agricultural Extension, that directly manages the radio station.   

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Call for Papers: 5th International Conference on Agriculture 2018

agricoThe International Institute of Knowledge Management, Sri Lanka together with the international collaborations welcomes everyone to the 5th International Conference on Agriculture 2018 (AGRICO 2018) with a them "Innovations in Agriculture for a Sustainable Future" on 16-18 August in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Unraveling C4D trends in Europe

cardey(Written by Dr. Cleofe S. Torres)

So how does C4D as practiced in Europe look like? Dr. Sarah Cardey, associate professor and Director of the Graduate Institute for International Development, Agriculture and Economics at University of Reading in UK, gave an interesting talk on the topic. Read more ...

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Beyond the Playground - LEGO for Social Change

laura lego2In the University of Queensland, Master students in COMU7102, Communication for Social Change Foundations, were lucky enough to receive a visit from Laura Simpson Reeves, who shared her wealth of knowledge on LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, and proved that playing isn’t always just fun and games.

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Erfan Daliri: Using art to orchestrate change*

Erfan 2017Erfan Daliri, a 2011 graduate at the Centre for Communication and Social Change, University of Queensland, is an author, speaker, artist, educator, mentor, event director, and agent of social change. The Centre had a chat with him about the Newkind Festival, as well as his events production company (with the soul of a social movement) UpUpTrampoline. In this article, Daliri’s lifelong interest in using the arts to orchestrate social change is uncovered. 
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Educational campaign builds tsunami resiliency

Indonesia tsunamiTsunamis are frequent in Indonesia and more than 35% of them are deadly. The December 26, 2004 tsunami claimed 178,000 lives in the island of Sumatra. In hindsight, the weak tsunami resilience of the people contributed to the terrible catastrophe. Many people were unaware, unprepared, and lacked knowledge about tsunamis. The mass media reported on the December 26 tragic consequences but did not provide substantial information about tsunamis (Morin et al., 2008). 

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Rural Communication Working Group Proposed at IAMCR

IAMCR2017By Loes Witteveen, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

A working group on Rural Communication has been proposed to the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). This move was initiated by the GRI-RC during the IAMCR international conference in July this year.   

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