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Demands

"By analyzing first-hand accounts from administrators of emergency notification incident management systems, the behavior of end users and recipients of broadcasts, and expert insights from industry professionals such as Dr. Robert Chandler, author of Emergency Notification, one can glean the best practices behind the science of message mapping...

Author: Dr. Arpita Sharma, February 20 2014:     Agriculture is the most important sector in developing countries, with the majority of the rural population depending on it. In our Indian scenario, it is said that the country lives in villages, which means that the farming and agriculture sector contributes to the GDP of the...

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Experiences

Launched in April 2013, the Strengthening Rural Youth Employment Opportunities in ICTs and Agriculture in Southern Africa (SOFIA) Project is working to strengthen rural youth employment opportunities in agriculture and information and communication technologies (ICTS). SOFIA is supporting youth training centres and young farmer groups to make...

Think.Eat.Save: Reduce Your Foodprint

This global campaign to change the culture of food waste was launched on January 22 2013 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and partner Messe Düsseldorf.

Sanitation Hackathon

The World Bank’s Sanitation Hackathon in 2012 was a year-long strategic process to help improve access to safe sanitation for 2.5 billion people through information and communication technology (ICT) software and apps. In a weekend of internet-based...

"Policy influence - as a means of transforming new knowledge into enduring change - can be achieved through continued engagement of policymakers from the outset and throughout the research process. RENEWAL has termed this real-time involvement 'inreach.'"

Small farmers, fishermen, and others who tune in to FM 98.8, a community rural radio station in Bangladesh with the slogan "My Radio, My Voice", hear a wide range of programmes on agriculture, fishery, health, social awareness, and local songs and folk stories. The station implements the tools and methods of communication for development to the...

Collaborative Change Communication (CCComDev) is a capacity development and knowledge sharing initiative aimed at increasing learning and networking opportunities for communication practitioners in developing countries around the world.

Khat Vong Song (“The Desire of Life”), a radio serial drama created in Vietnam to promote reproductive health and avoidance of HIV/AIDS, included in its broadcast agenda issues such as improving the status of women, delaying the age of marriage, and equal valuing of male and female children.

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Evaluations

Alam Sehat Lestari

"Five years ago there were more than 100 people in my village doing illegal logging, now there are less than 10." Pak Bastarin, Village Headman

Gender Roles in Forest Management

"I have become convinced that the sustainability of forests depends fundamentally on better treatment of the people living in and around them. Half of those are women." - Carol J. Pierce Colfer

Women, Men and Forest Research

"The year 2011 was the International Year of the Forest, which witnessed growing interest globally in the links between people and forests. Some of that attention has been directed at women’s roles as well..."

"[H]ow do men and women access information about new practices and technologies that enable them to deal with their changing climate?"

After a decade of investment in capacity development of Southern PhD students whose interest is in research for sustainable development, the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South wanted to find out what had become of its alumni. Established by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to promote scientific...

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This 100-page evaluation report shares the experience and assessment of the Reporting on Women and Agriculture: Africa project, a 3-year initiative by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). Its purpose is to increase and improve coverage in the news media about agriculture and rural development and to incorporate the voices of women...

"ICT interventions of our project partners have contributed to the performance of agricultural sectors by improving knowledge flows and the policy environment."

This report examines the experiences of the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) with using information and communication technology (ICT)...

Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is a measure designed to directly capture women’s empowerment and inclusion levels in the agricultural sector.  The WEAI aims to increase understanding of the connections between women’s empowerment, food security, and agricultural growth.

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Materials

"By analyzing first-hand accounts from administrators of emergency notification incident management systems, the behavior of end users and recipients of broadcasts, and expert insights from industry professionals such as Dr. Robert Chandler, author of Emergency Notification, one can glean the best practices behind the science of message mapping...

BBC Media Action

Climate Asia is a study of people’s experience of climate change in seven countries - Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Vietnam. It includes a data portal website on which to access survey data from over 33,500 people by country and by region, detailed reports of findings, research tools, and detailed information on data...

Agricultural Development in Latin

"Yet, the adoption of ICTs in agriculture cannot be expected by itself to reduce production asymmetries and enhance social inclusion. On the contrary, the dissemination of ICTs could indeed produce new gaps by replicating the sector’s historic disparities."

"[H]ow do men and women access information about new practices and technologies that enable them to deal with their changing climate?"

The short documentary ‘Taste the Waste of Water’ was launched at the World Water Week to highlight the issue of water and food waste. The film is produced by the award-winning filmmaker Valentin Thurn, Schnittstelle, Thurn GbR, Germany in collaboration with Stockholm...

Developed by the Fostering Agriculture Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies (FACET) project (a U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) project), the toolkit is designed to help USAID projects and other implementing organisations use interactive radio to augment the traditional agricultural extension...

Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction Programme Food Security Communic

This toolkit is geared to helping food security professionals develop a communication strategy and communicate more effectively with their chosen audiences. Specific sections of the toolkit focus on policy makers and the media, because of the role they play in implementing and influencing food security...

a Dream in Tamilnadu

The Land Portal is an online gateway for land related information, aggregating information on land from multiple sources and building a specialized community of land experts from civil society organisations, governmental and intergovernmental institutions, and academia. It is the result of a partnership of many organisations; the International...

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The toolkit, developed by FHI360 for USAID's Fostering Agriculture Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies (FACET) project, is designed to be a starting place for practitioners who want to integrate videos into their work. It provides a framework on how to choose the right technology for the situation and how to plan...

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Digital

"By analyzing first-hand accounts from administrators of emergency notification incident management systems, the behavior of end users and recipients of broadcasts, and expert insights from industry professionals such as Dr. Robert Chandler, author of Emergency Notification, one can glean the best practices behind the science of message mapping...

Author: Dr. Arpita Sharma, February 20 2014:     Agriculture is the most important sector in developing countries, with the majority of the rural population depending on it. In our Indian scenario, it is said that the country lives in villages, which means that the farming and agriculture sector contributes to the GDP of the...

Below please find facts and trends related to agriculture and information and communication technologies (ICTs) that were provided by 4 young journalists who attended the International Conference on ICT4ag. This event was co-...

Writing in French, young journalist Alain Georges Lietbouo describes some of the trends that emerged from the International Conference on ICT4ag, which was co-hosted by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), November 4-8 2013, Kigali, Rwanda.

CREDITS: MKULIMA YOUNG

Author Sandra Margaret Chao, December 12 2013:       "Hi farmers, anyone with ideas on how to improve clay soil for farming?"

It is a post that has attracted about eight comments in the last ten hours since it was posted on the Facebook page Mkulima Young, where the advice ranges from soil techniques to better...

Author Fidelis Zvomuya, December 12 2013:        Ayanda Mhlaba lives in Sekhukhune in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Mahlaba is a 56-year-old farmer and a mother of three children. She had gone through a customary marriage, had a lobola [dowry] ceremony, and later her marriage was registered through a...

Joshua Masinde

Author Joshua Masinde, December 12 2013:       Information and communication technology has brought about a paradigm shift in agricultural practice by offering the sector a renaissance of some kind.

The increasing digitisation of agriculture has however, raised a lot of questions, many of which touch on...

"ICT and agriculture have now found a home in each other and this is radically changing the face of a sector..."

BBC Media Action

Author: Rishika Das Roy, October 23 2013       Listening to people's everyday experiences is at the heart of the Climate Asia research project, the largest ever study into how people in seven Asian countries live and deal with climate change. So it was no surprise to me that last month I found myself in...

Author: Harry Surjadi, October 5 2013       For hundreds of years, journalism has been a monopoly of mainstream media. Only media has the authority to practice journalism. Outside of media, no one has the capability or authority to practice journalism.

After the vast and fast development of ICTs (information...

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Awards

 household-level Aloe vera cultivation and processing

The SEED Awards is an annual international competition, designed to support locally led, innovative, entrepreneurial partnerships in developing countries, which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability.

The SEED goal is to inspire, promote, and build capacity to support the many...

Research4Life Librarian Competition

Research4Life announces a competition to recognize the role of librarians and library staff in building the capacities of Research4Life users and in impacting the overall work of their institutions.  This competition is open to all librarians and library staff whose institution is a user of Research4Life Programmes -  Access to...

ACP Media Competition on ICTs for Agriculture

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) in collaboration with its national, regional, and international partners has launched the "2013 African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Media Competition on Information and Communications Technologies for Agriculture (ICT4ag)."

Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life Award

These prizes (US$1,000 each for individuals and US$3,000 for specific African women's organisations), awarded by the Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) - an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) working towards the empowerment of women and children - aim to honour creative and courageous women and women's groups around the world...

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Funding

 household-level Aloe vera cultivation and processing

The SEED Awards is an annual international competition, designed to support locally led, innovative, entrepreneurial partnerships in developing countries, which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability.

The SEED goal is to inspire, promote, and build capacity to support the many...

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and O Eco will provide fellowships for journalists to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Rio+20, on Sustainable Development, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The partners have funding to support approximately 15 journalists. The June 14 - 23 2012 fellowship will include journalism...

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Film and Video

"ICT and agriculture have now found a home in each other and this is radically changing the face of a sector..."

BBC Media Action

Author: Rishika Das Roy, October 23 2013       Listening to people's everyday experiences is at the heart of the Climate Asia research project, the largest ever study into how people in seven Asian countries live and deal with climate change. So it was no surprise to me that last month I found myself in...

Think.Eat.Save: Reduce Your Foodprint

This global campaign to change the culture of food waste was launched on January 22 2013 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and partner Messe Düsseldorf.

videotoolkit.jpg

The toolkit, developed by FHI360 for USAID's Fostering Agriculture Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies (FACET) project, is designed to be a starting place for practitioners who want to integrate videos into their work. It provides a framework on how to choose the right technology for the situation and how to plan...

Featured in New Agriculturist, this series of articles focuses on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing countries are helping to increase the efficiency, productivity, and sustainability of smallscale farms, providing up-to-date information on prices, access to credit and training, and the ability to...

"Journalists can make an important contribution to debates over food and farming by helping to inform their audiences about not just the challenges, but also about the emergence of agro-ecology and its potential to make a difference."

"The large volume of messages and the tremendous enthusiasm with which people discussed the various issues highlights that the topic of agricultural innovation systems and their potential impact on family farming is currently of major interest."

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and O Eco will provide fellowships for journalists to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Rio+20, on Sustainable Development, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The partners have funding to support approximately 15 journalists. The June 14 - 23 2012 fellowship will include journalism...

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Radio

Author: Dr. Arpita Sharma, February 20 2014:     Agriculture is the most important sector in developing countries, with the majority of the rural population depending on it. In our Indian scenario, it is said that the country lives in villages, which means that the farming and agriculture sector contributes to the GDP of the...

This article was written in French by journalist Inoussa Maïga from Burkina Faso, who discusses strategies for using the complementarity of different information and communication technology (ICT) tools to achieve sustainable impact on farmers.

Joshua Masinde

Author Joshua Masinde, December 12 2013:       Information and communication technology has brought about a paradigm shift in agricultural practice by offering the sector a renaissance of some kind.

The increasing digitisation of agriculture has however, raised a lot of questions, many of which touch on...

"ICT and agriculture have now found a home in each other and this is radically changing the face of a sector..."

Author: AHM Bazlur Rahman, November 11 21023       As part of addressing the risk of Cyclone Mahasen, six community radio (CR) stations in the coastal region of Bangladesh broadcast 514 program hours for 5 days continuously from May 11 to May 16, 2013.

BBC Media Action

Author: Rishika Das Roy, October 23 2013       Listening to people's everyday experiences is at the heart of the Climate Asia research project, the largest ever study into how people in seven Asian countries live and deal with climate change. So it was no surprise to me that last month I found myself in...

Author: Harry Surjadi, October 7 2013        In November 14 2011, Hendrik - the Head of Asmoja Cooperative of oil palm farmers in Silat Hilir Sub-District, West Kalimantan, [Indonesia], blasted the SMS [text] message to the Cooperative members:

BBC Media Action

"People are changing how they live in Bangladesh, more than in any other country surveyed by Climate Asia. To make more money and provide for the next generation they are supplementing their income with other work, growing alternative crops, migrating and changing jobs."

"Nepalis believe that temperatures have risen, rainfall has become less predictable and floods and droughts have increased during the last 10 years. People also feel the environment has changed and nearly nine in ten say that insects and pests have increased. "

BBC Media Action

Author: Aveseh Asough, September 17 2013      "Isn't Facebook just for dating?" That was the response I got at the beginning of a social media training session I was running for staff at our partner radio stations in Nigeria. And it's a common response - particularly from older journalists. So let me tell you a...

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Television

Joshua Masinde

Author Joshua Masinde, December 12 2013:       Information and communication technology has brought about a paradigm shift in agricultural practice by offering the sector a renaissance of some kind.

The increasing digitisation of agriculture has however, raised a lot of questions, many of which touch on...

BBC Media Action

Author: Rishika Das Roy, October 23 2013       Listening to people's everyday experiences is at the heart of the Climate Asia research project, the largest ever study into how people in seven Asian countries live and deal with climate change. So it was no surprise to me that last month I found myself in...

Author: Harry Surjadi, October 7 2013        In November 14 2011, Hendrik - the Head of Asmoja Cooperative of oil palm farmers in Silat Hilir Sub-District, West Kalimantan, [Indonesia], blasted the SMS [text] message to the Cooperative members:

BBC Media Action

"People are changing how they live in Bangladesh, more than in any other country surveyed by Climate Asia. To make more money and provide for the next generation they are supplementing their income with other work, growing alternative crops, migrating and changing jobs."

"Nepalis believe that temperatures have risen, rainfall has become less predictable and floods and droughts have increased during the last 10 years. People also feel the environment has changed and nearly nine in ten say that insects and pests have increased. "

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This 28-page report, published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), discusses the relationship between the global environment, pastoralist tendencies, and global climate change. It explores how the media portrays pastoralism, focusing on the content of newspaper articles about pastoralists in Kenya, China, and...

This report describes how public participation in scientific research (PPSR), in the context of informal science education (ISE), holds the possibility of providing multiple opportunities to increase public science literacy. It was written for the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE).

Featured in New Agriculturist, this series of articles focuses on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing countries are helping to increase the efficiency, productivity, and sustainability of smallscale farms, providing up-to-date information on prices, access to credit and training, and the ability to...

"Journalists can make an important contribution to debates over food and farming by helping to inform their audiences about not just the challenges, but also about the emergence of agro-ecology and its potential to make a difference."

This study examines the information needs of rural women in Bangladesh. As the authors explain, women, irrespective of location, need information on family health, food and nutrition, family planning, and child education, but rural women also need information regarding agriculture and animal husbandry for their involvement in socio-economic...

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