Communication for Food and Nutrition Security
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CTA. 2005. Communication for Food and Nutrition Security. Rural Radio Resource Pack 05/1. Wageningen, The Netherlands: CTA.
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The interviews in this pack feature seven participants at the workshop... They represent different types of organisations, including farmers? organisations, government communication departments, and international bodies such as FAO.
Contents Duration More impact by combining old and new tools 3?32? Jean-Pierre Ilboudo of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation explains why food and nutrition deserve better coverage through all media. Don?t ignore the traditional communicators 4?22? Isatou Jallow, Director of the National Nutrition Agency in The Gambia describes the new priority being given to nutrition in her country, and the value of traditional communicators in spreading health messages. Radio and print - different strengths 3?31? Betty Chinyamunyamu, Director of NASCENT, the development wing of the National Smallholders Association of Malawi explains the different advantages of print and radio to provide information to farmers. Market information - the need for speed 5?16? Dr Adrian Mukhebi of the Kenya Agricultural Commodity Exchange, on how mobile phone networks are enabling timely market information to reach remote rural communities in Kenya. Diversifying diets and information sources 2?47? Oumy Ndiaye of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), talks about how the internet could be used to serve rural people, and nutritional information needed in her home country, Senegal. Information systems for remote areas 3?35? Augustine Mwendya, Executive Secretary of the Uganda National Farmers Federation describes how his organisation is using audio cassettes, the internet and powerful mobile phones to get information to remote areas. Information to support food distribution 3?41? Chakalipa Kanyenda, Director of Agricultural Extension in Malawi explains how new information systems are needed to ensure that food is better distributed in his country, from areas of plenty to those with little.