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Good Practices by Theme
Agriculture & Family Farming
Digital Green is an Indian organization that promotes participatory video production to build farmers' capacity on sustainable agriculture and allied livelihood interventions. The use of information and communication technology is combined with social organization to broaden community participation and improve cost-effectiveness of existing agricultural extension services.
The FAO project “Enhancing Rural Communication Services for Agricultural Development through Community Rural Radio” encouraged the participation of agricultural stakeholders in Bangladesh at the national, upazila and village level and spearheaded the establishment of Krishi Radio, the first community rural radio of the country.
Vayalaga Vanoli is a community radio run by a federation of 4'500 farmersin Madurai District fo India. The radio staff collect ideas, suggestions and requests directly from farmers in the field and broadcast daily programmes on agriculture, animal husbandry, health, women and education.    
FAO pilot projects on Conservation Agriculture (CA) in China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea applied CA principles - minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover and crop rotations - in eastern Asian diversified cropping systems for both upland crops and lowland rice areas. This proved the validity of CA under different agro-ecological conditions as a way to combine profitable agricultural production with environmental concerns.    
Bangladesh Institute for ICT in Development (BIID)service basket, e-Krishok is the concept of integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a 360-degree solution in agriculture: from preproduction to postproduction levels.
Amidst declining natural resources for production and the need to enhance livelihoods of those who depend on agriculture, India ventured on maximizing the potent of information communication technologies (ICTs) to address challenges in the agriculture sector. Ingle, Pathak, and Bhalekar (2015) studied some ICT projects on agriculture for rural development in India. Three of these projects focused on promoting agricultural development. Lessons from these studies indicate that ICTs can build up knowledge to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve agricultural productivity.
Implementing Organization: International Potato Center under the auspices of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Key Stakeholders: Implementing partner institutions such as research and development organizations and nongovernment organizations; farmers groups; local governments; private sector; and schools in Ghana, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso Project Period: April 2014-May 2017; second phase starts last quarter of 2017
Krishi Radio 105 MHz, established in August, 2009 is the first agricultural radio in Nepal. Krishi Radio primarily focuses on technology adoption and marketing in the Dhading district of Nepal.
  Implementing Organization: SEAMEO Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)Key Stakeholders: universities and research institutions, local governments, farmers groups, civil society, private sector in two municipalities in the Philippines Project Period: 2015-present
Agribusiness Young Actors (AYA) is a youth group in Indonesia that identifies as brain gain actors. They are young farmers involved in field school, apprentices, done farming course who became innovators, researchers, product marketers, product processors, input suppliers, info providers, farm org managers, and even politicians. This case highlights the AYA's strategies and its benefits.   Brain gain actors are  improve cost-effectiveness of existing agricultural extension services.
The Kingdom of Cambodia, despite making significant economic progress over the years, still has about 80% of its rural people depend on subsistence farming as their main livelihood. This prompted the Royal Government to implement a ‘pro-poor trade strategy’ focused on an export-oriented agricultural sector to benefit rural areas. One of the obstacles of the strategy was inadequate information flow coupled with inefficient post-harvest system, lack of external market, and high transportation cost (Fitzgerald et al., 2010).
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Climate Change Adaptation
A pilot project in Eastern Terai of Nepal conducted a three-day video production training, to provide local women with the technical skills and confidence to document their experiences and report on the effects of climate change on their livelihoods.
The "Livelihood Adaptation to Climate Change Project" (LACC) integrated communication for development in Climate Field Schools to promote community-based adaptation strategies among farmers in drought prone and saline coastal regions of Bangladesh.
Tsunamis 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 tsunami. The mass media reported on the December 26 tragic consequences but did not provide substantial information about tsunamis (Morin et al., 2008).
The initiative "Communities Mitigating Drought through Social Mobilization" addressed the needs of village communities adjoining the Knuckles Mountain Forest in Sri Lanka through community-based participatory risk assessment and helped improve and diversify their livelihoods reducing the risk of drought and landslides.
Farmers in four areas of Vietnam and Lao PDR have been involved since February 2012 in evaluating climate change adaptation priorities and costs through the Participatory Social Return on Investment (PSROI) project for climate change adaptation planning and costing in the greater Mekong Basin.
Disaster Risk Management
The Jaringan Informasi Lingkar Merapi (JALIN Merapi) is an information network active around the Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia. During the 2010 eruption it was able to effectively deal with the rescue and emergency response using ICTs and an effective team of volunteers mobilized through community radios in the affected area.
From an emergency radio network established weeks after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Aceh Nias Reconstruction Radio Network (ARRNet) in Indonesia has grown to include 46 community radio stations in Aceh and North Sumatra committed to community-based rehabilitation and reconstruction.     
Radio Bakdaw is a short-term station that was established by Internews in the Guiuan region, Eastern Samar, Philippines. The radio has been broadcasting humanitarian information since November 2013, soon after typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda hit the country, helping to bridge the gap between affected communities and aid providers.
Food and Nutrition Security
The "Household Food Security for Nutrition Improvement Project" in Vietnam integrated nutrition education with the introduction of small-scale agricultural technology to food-insecure households with malnourished children. The strategy was to give trainings for the setting up of low-cost and simple home gardens as well as providing small grants to selected households.
Gender Equality
FemLINKPacific’s rural women’s media network comprises of a team of dedicated community media and correspondents who are equipped with media equipment and resources to convene rural network activities including consultations and radio programme productions to enable rural women to raise their critical issues of concern, which are linked together in a human security framework as part of a variety of media and policy advocacy initiatives.
Community radios in Indonesia, under the leadership of the Indonesian Community Radio Network (JRKI) have renewed commitment for promoting women’s empowerment through community radios. JRKI is also actively developing partnerships with governmental and non-governmental agencies for forwarding the agenda of women’s empowerment through community radios.
Through capacity development workshops, introducing the AMARC Gender Policy for Community Radio and sharing the examples of women-led initiatives in other Asia Pacific countries, the project "Empowering Women Through Community Radio" was able to promote gender equality and ensure greater women’s participation in the governance and management of community radio stations.
“In May 2004, as the then Coordinator of femLINKpacific, I witnessed a new reality – our first suitcase radio broadcast,” reflected Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, fem-LINKpacific’s Executive Producer-Director ahead of a month-long commemoration of World Radio Day on FemTALK89FM. “ at broadcast hosted by student volunteers brought the diversity of Suva-based civil society together – human rights and disability activists, ecumenical groups and the Fiji Media Watch – they all became part of a monthly broadcast.”
Since 2009, Hapsari FM, a community radio at Lubuk Pakam, Deli Serdang, in North Sumatra, Indonesia, has been on its path to empower women through on-air and off-air radio programs.Advocating against violence against women and promoting women’s economic empowerment are among its main focus areas. For eight years, Hapsari FM and its volunteers have given their best for the upliftment of women in Lubuk Pakam. Their efforts are recognized and appreciated well beyond Deli Serdang; in 2016, Siti Khadijah, Manager of Hapsari FM received SK Trimurti Award from the Indonesian Independence Journalist Alliance (AJI).
Radio Sangham was the first station in Asia to be completely owned, managed and operated by women from marginalized rural communities. It provides a platform for Dalit and other low cast women to voice the perspectives and needs of vulnerable communities.        
Natural Resources Management
"Adaptive Learning and Linkages in Community-Based Natural Resource Management (ALL in CBNRM)" was a collaborative program aimed at capacity building and networking in Southeast Asia. Using participatory development approaches the participants were able to share and adapt their knowledge and experiences in community-based NRM.
Kakadu National Park is managed by a board established in 1989, shared between Parks Australia and an Aboriginal majority representing the traditional owners. The management plan was developed through multi-stakeholder consultations to bring traditional expertise and indigenous knowledge into the adaptation strategy.
Radio Bario is an indigenous radio broadcasting in the highlands of Malaysia's Sarawak Province. It serves as a channel to address social exclusion, encourage cultural and linguistic sustainability and increase development opportunities for the marginalized rural communities of the Kelabit people.
"Raising Community Concerns to a National Audience in Pakistan" was a joint effort of Panos, civil society organizations and local and national media together with the people of the Manchar Lake. Affected by pollution from a government-led land draining project, the local fishing and farming communities succeded to bring the community's concern about their environment, livelihood and health to the national agenda.