The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) organized a mission to enhance communication for development in Vietnam last August 10-19, 2019. They sent felegates from the University of the Philippines College of Development Communication (UPLB-CDC) to conduct a training workshop on FFF ComDev.
UPLB-CDC Dean Dr. Maria Stella Tirol and Dr. Edmund Centeno conducted the training workshop, which was primarily a capacity building activity for the Viet Nam Farmers’ Union.
The training workshop was held in Yen Bai, Vietnam with forest and farm producers of the FFF program from the provinces of Yen Bai, Bac Kan, Son La, and Hoa Binh.
The mission enable crafting the ComDev strategy for FFF Vietnam phase II; assessment of communication needs and development of a proposal for corresponding trainings; and identification of local ComDev partners (Universities, Colleges, Civil Society partners, local media etc.) in Vietnam. It also enabled assessment on how to institutionalize rural communication services in VNFU.