Community listeners’ clubs – a new idea from Africa

“Community listeners’ clubs: Stepping stones for action in rural areas”

Invented in Niger and the Democratic Republic of the Congo by NGOs and FAO, community listeners’ clubs are creative new institutions that help rural women and men access and share information by radio to improve their lives and solve their farming and other problems and learn about new chances. This new FAO publication describes and illustrates how they operate. Although no fisheries and aquaculture examples are included, many fish sector people share the common rural challenge of communication.

As some of the creators of the new clubs describe it: a community listeners’ club is “a group of men and women who wish to listen to radio programmes actively and systematically with a view to discussing the content and above all putting into practice the lessons learned”.

Download the publication: http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/am604e/am604e.pdf

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