Farmers’ Perceptions Regarding the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northern Pakistan
Farmers in the Khybe Pakthunkhwa (KPK) province in Pakistan considered the utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a useful source of agricultural information. In the study published by Aldosari et.al in 2017, farmer respondents agreed that information gathered through traditional media (radio and television) as well as the new media (mobile phone and internet) are sufficient for them. However, issues on access, availability and educational status affect the
An on-going online global event is staged to put family farming at the center of sustainable food systems. Organized by the World Rural Forum (WRF), the Global Conference: Family Farming at the core of Sustainable Food Systems aims to scale up the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming towards a more sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and viable food systems, contributing directly to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
In the Spotlight
Engaging with ARIs to support Family Farmers and Food System Transformation during and post COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia
SEARCA, AFA, UNESCO, CIRAD, and GRET are organizing, with the technical assistance of the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, a virtual regional consultation bringing together representatives of universities, family farmer’s organizations, agricultural research institutions, government agencies, and development partners, to explore how Academia and Research Institutions (ARIs) in Asia can further contribute, in particular through Agroecology, to enhance the livelihoods of family farmers and developing their capacities
ComDevAsia in Action
ComDevAsia has successfully launched the second phase of its awareness campaign for family farming via web conference, Dec.7. With the theme “Family Farming at the Heart of Sustainable Food Systems”, the campaign seeks to inform family farmers and the general public about the contribution of family farming to sustainable food systems and the progress of the UN Decade of Family Farming, giving voice to farmers and their organizations. The virtual