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FAO plannincomm[2015] FAO developed this field guide to orient ADRM teams and concerned stakeholders for the design and implementation of communication for development (ComDev) activities that will increase resilience and protect the livelihoods of rural communities.

It builds on the experience gained in the Caribbean region as a result of FAO projects aimed at strengthening preparedness to natural disasters and improving community-based climate change adaptation. It provides a complete overview of how to assess rural people’s communication needs and how to plan and implement ComDev activities in the context of disaster risk management, crisis preparedness and emergency response in agriculture, food security and nutrition. It also provides guidance on how to apply ComDev to enhance the overall ADRM participatory planning and result monitoring processes, ensuring multi-stakeholder dialogue and participation.

FolletoThe Knowledge and Communication Module (Modulo de Conocimiento y Comunicación) on PASTURE MANAGEMENT FOR DAIRY FARMING was developed with the participation of local producers and technicians in Yapacaní, Department of Santa Cruz, as part of the Communication for Sustainable Development Initiative (CSDI), supported by FAO and the National Institute for Innovation in Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry (INIAF) of Bolivia. The module documents local agricultural practices in various formats such as videos, audio tracks, booklets, flipcharts, leaflets and posters. 

This leaflet was developed as a support material to complement and accompany the thematic video series on Pasture Management, to give a better understanding of the proposed techniques.

(Spanish Version Only)

INIAF2The Knowledge and Communication Module (Modulo de Conocimiento y Comunicación) on PASTURE MANAGEMENT FOR DAIRY FARMING was developed with the participation of local producers and technicians in Yapacaní, Department of Santa Cruz, as part of the Communication for Sustainable Development Initiative (CSDI), supported by FAO and the National Institute for Innovation in Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry (INIAF) of Bolivia. The module documents local agricultural practices in various formats such as videos, audio tracks, booklets, flipcharts, leaflets and posters.

This Facilitator's Guide has been produced for local technicians, communication practitioners, extensionists and community agents to train and provide technical assistance to farmers using the thematic audio-visual series. It is a Step-by-step guide to orient facilitators in conducting the training-learning process; provides guidelines for using the Module and implementing the practices; and contains additional technical information on the subject, to broaden the facilitator's knowledge.

(Spanish Version Only)

Cartilla ModuloIThe Knowledge and Communication Module (Modulo de Conocimiento y Comunicación) on PASTURE MANAGEMENT FOR DAIRY FARMING was developed with the participation of local producers and technicians in Yapacaní, Department of Santa Cruz, as part of the Communication for Sustainable Development Initiative (CSDI), supported by FAO and the National Institute for Innovation in Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry (INIAF) of Bolivia. The module documents local agricultural practices in various formats such as videos, audio tracks, booklets, flipcharts, leaflets and posters. 

This Participant's Booklet guides producers through the training and stays with them as a permanent reference of what they learned from the audiovisual materials. It helps them exchange knowledge and addresses the issues related to lack of information when it comes to milk production, livestock management and family farming.

(Spanish Version Only)


teachingmoduleclimatechange[2014] This module is intended for teachers to assist them in teaching Climate Change and Rice Production. It includes a script and guide in evaluating student's understanding of the modules. Topics include causes and effects of climate change and its impact on rice production and climate change adaptation and mitigation, among others.
ComDev Guidelines[2014] The Communication for Rural Development Guidelines for Planning and Project Formulation have been developed for managers and formulators of rural development projects and programmes, who recognize the value of Communication for Development and are willing to integrate it in the project cycle to enhance its overall effectiveness and sustainability. In particular, this document seeks to provide practical orientation during the initial phases of project identification and formulation, as a way to ensure effective planning and implementation of ComDev activities. The publication provides a step-by-step guide to embed ComDev in the design of rural development programmes and projects. It also looks at the ComDev planning process in detail, presenting key practical tools to formulate and monitor the implementation of ComDev strategies and plans in support of field initiatives.

Also available in French and Spanish

sourcebook[2014] Jointly developed by FAO and the College of Development Communication of the University of the Philippines Los Banos, this comprehensive sourcebook compiles a full set of guidelines, methodologies and tips for applying communication to agricultural and rural development initiatives. It aims to enable learners to design and implement locally relevant and sustainable communication strategies, combining participatory methods with appropriate communication processes and tools. The Sourcebook guides through all phases of a ComDev process:

Module 1. Introduction to ComDev planning
Module 2. Participatory communication appraisal
Module 3. Designing the ComDev strategy and plan
Module 4. Implementing the ComDev plan
Module 5. Participatory message and materials development
Module 6. Assessing results and fostering sustainability
Module 7. Applying ComDev to rural development challenges

In addition, a Guide to ComDev Training provides practical tips for delivering effective ComDev training using the Sourcebook, including how to tailor-fit the content to stakeholders’ learning needs and practical aspects such as venue, duration, training methods or learning aids. 


imark[2011] This module is part of the Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) developed by FAO in collaboration with the Joint Donors’ Competence Development Network (Train4Dev). It is a distance learning for agricultural information management offered free of charge on the Internet or on CD-ROM.

The module illustrates the basic concepts related to Web 2.0, social media, social networking and user generated content and describes their strategic value for an organization. It describes how social media tools can be used strategically to more effectively collaborate and exchange knowledge in the context of rural and agricultural development. Learners can consult a glossary specific to the module, a printable version of each lesson is also provided.

This module is available in English, Spanish and French.

imark[2011] This learning module is part of the Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) developed by FAO in collaboration with the Joint Donors’ Competence Development Network (Train4Dev). It is a distance learning for agricultural information management offered free of charge on the Internet or on CD-ROM.

The module describes how to put knowledge sharing to work, make the most of communities and networks, design and implement a strategy to identify key knowledge assets, flows and gaps into an organization. It provides methodologies and tools to support knowledge sharing and learning. Each module has a technical glossary and search function, as well as reference materials and case studies demonstrating real life applications.
[2004] This handbook pcsdhas been prepared as a training and reference guide for designing and implementing Communication for Development strategies for field projects. The Participatory Communication Strategy Design (PCSD) methodology is used to build on the results of the Participatory Rural Communication Appraisal (PRCA).

The PCSD handbook outlines how to involve people in decision-making processes for effective communication planning and action. It presents a step-by-step methodology for participatory communication strategy design, and the principles for communication planning, message development, multimedia material production and the implementation of communication activities in the field.

The document is also available in Spanish.
 
 
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