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FCCM recommendations presented at Global Dialogue on Family Farming

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Written by: Anastasia Zammit, FAO

On October 28th, 2014 Maria Pia Matta, President of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), presented a solid set of recommendations for the way forward with regards to communication for development in the framework of family farming.  The recommendations emanated from the Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM), which took place only days earlier at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.  

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Family Farming photo 2014

family farming photoWritten by Liza Cabrera, College of Development Communication UPLB

The global winner of the 2014 Family Farming photo contest, titled 'Harvesting the fruit of love', was taken by photographer Danilo O. Victoriano Jr. last September 2013 during the Rambutan fruit harvest season in San Pablo Laguna, Philippines. It reflects a farming couple having a rest during a long day of harvesting. 

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The FCCM and communicating via social media

faog.diana 22855Written by: Anastasia Zammit, FAO

Late last week, FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, welcomed almost 100 guests from all four corners of the world, travelling from afar to attend and participate in the Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM).  The Forum, organized by FAO in collaboration with AMARC, aimed to showcase and raise awareness on the role of Communication for Development (ComDev) as a driver for innovation as well as family farmers’ participation in rural development.

 

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Learn, share, and collaborate!

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Written by: Lisa Cabrera, CDC Los Banos  

Learning, sharing, and collaboration in communication for rural development is now possible through web-based global and regional platforms, www.cccomdev.org and www.comdevasia.org, respectively. Aside from the portal, CCComdev also maintains two social media accounts, Twitter and Facebook with followers consisting of Comdev organizations, professional, and graduate and undergraduate students.

 

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Radio coverage of the Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming

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 Written by: Anastasia Zammit, FAO

The Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM) ended late last week. More than 100 participants representing farmer organizations, rural institutions, governments, development agencies, research organizations, NGOs, academia, community media and communication networks came together to share experiences, discussed best practices and come up with a set of firm recommendations for the way forward in the ComDev field.

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