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APRC37 to focus on learnings from the pandemic, environmental crises, and agrifood system transformation in Asia and the Pacific

Sri Lanka –  Government policymakers from across the Asia and Pacific gathered together for the opening of the 37th Ministerial Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC37) 19-22 February, 2024. This highly anticipated event aims to discuss and come up with tangible and feasible solutions to reform the agrifood systems and… Read More

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Technical Discussion on the Future of Family Farming

In the framework of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019 – 2028  (UNDFF), the Family Farming Engagement Team is pleased to invite you to join our series of discussions on “The Future of Family Farming”. The discussion about the future of family farming will bring together academics, policymakers and family farmers to reflect… Read More

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FAO, Digital Green, UPLB CDC release Participatory Video guide

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Digital Green, and the University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Development Communication (UPLB CDC) have released recently Participatory video in agrifood systems and digital environments: A practitioner’s guide. The guide presents a step-by-step process in participatory video (PV) pre-production, production, post-production and editing, and monitoring and evaluation.… Read More

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Philippine provincial broadcasters trained on agribiotech content

Radio broadcasters from Oriental Mindoro and Agusan del Norte, Philippines were trained in producing programs focused on agricultural biotechnology last 11 November 2023 in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines. The training was organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), through the Bridging and Upgrading Mechanisms and Pathways for… Read More

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Breaking Barriers: Gender Equality, Water and Financial Inclusion in Agrifood Systems in Asia and the Pacific

The FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is inviting interested partners, supporters, and women’s organizations to join their hybrid event entitled, “Breaking Barriers: Gender Equality, Water, and Financial Inclusion in Agrifood Systems in Asia and the Pacific”, on 17 October 2023 (11AM ICT). This event aligns with the celebration of the International Day… Read More

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Data journalists innovate to inform new audiences about gender inequalities in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan, data journalism is being harnessed as a powerful tool to improve data accessibility and use. A group of young journalists from the School of Data non-governmental organization (NGO) partnered with the popular Kloop Media produced compelling stories based on gender statistics about critical issues, such as women’s political participation, violence against women and girls,… Read More

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FAO is seeking Communication for Rural Development Specialists

FAO is expanding its roster of consultants! Communication is key to ensuring agricultural growth and sustainable development on a global scale. The FAO Communication for Development Team (ComDev) assists member countries, FAO programmes, decentralized offices and partners in the design and implementation of ComDev strategies and plans and the delivery of inclusive Rural Communication Services… Read More

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How can anticipatory action play a role in Asia and the Pacific amidst climate change?

The Asia Pacific region braces itself as El Niño, the notorious climate phenomenon marked by Pacific Ocean surface temperature rise, makes its presence felt. Asia-Pacific countries now could face the consequential impacts, including erratic weather patterns such as prolonged droughts, unpredictable rainfall, and extreme events like cyclones and floods. But it’s not just the weather… Read More

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IAMCR-FAO RCS Awardees recognized at IAMCR Lyon 2023 Confab

The three recipients of the IAMCR-FAO Rural Communication Services (RCS) Research Awards presented their papers at a special panel during the IAMCR 2023 Conference in Lyon, France on July 12, 2023 where they were also formally recognized. The session was also live streamed via Zoom and the Cccomdev Facebook page. The award’s goal is to recognize and support research… Read More

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Webcasting of the IAMCR-FAO RCS Research Awardees

CCComDev invites you to the first installment of its webinar series for this year, featuring: Webcasting of the IAMCR-FAO RCS Research Awardees Special Session at IAMCR Lyon 2023. This will happen on 12 July 2023 (15:45 – 17:30 CEST). FAO and IAMCR, in cooperation with CCComDev, have agreed to collaborate to support the activities of… Read More

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