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Call to participation “Communicating Development”: an international audio series

Thursday 17 March 2016, by SIGNIS

Montreal, March 17th, 2016 (AMARC). The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and the Office for Corporate Communication of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) join forces again this year to facilitate the production of 40 audio pieces by producers and community radio journalists.

The international audio series “Communicating Development” aims to facilitate access to best management practices, increase public education and encourage dissemination of scientific knowledge.

“Communicating Development” will focus on various themes such as nutrition, food security, health, biodiversity and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Producers and community radio journalists are invited to send a proposal on the following themes:

  • International Year of Pulses: Nutritional value of pulses; markets (production, consumption habits and trade); recipes; health; (impact of pulses on) food security; (impact of pulses on) food sovereignty, etc.
  • Zero Hunger: Food security; efforts to end childhood stunting; sustainability of food systems; improvement of conditions for smallholder farmers; prevention of food loss and waste.
  • Climate change: Climate change mitigation and adaptation; local, regional and national effects; local, regional and national response; resilience; food security; biodiversity; etc.

What is AMARC looking for?

  • Documentary, reportage, interview, roundtable, storytelling, etc.
  • At least 10 minutes long and ready for on-air broadcast.
  • Productions in local languages are welcomed (a translated script is required).

Community radio journalists and producers are encouraged to submit a proposal to secretariat@si.amarc.org before March 30, 2016.

For more info go to the AMARC website.

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