Connecting with farmers, journalists, and communicators on social media

August 05, 2019
A translation for this article is available in French

There are thousands of websites online where you can get information. But sometimes, you just want to ask a question and get an answer. Here are four networks active on Facebook that can connect you to the information you want.

Africa Farmers Club has more than 100,000 members. Farmers share pictures, comments, and questions on Facebook. You can browse these posts or interact with the Facebook Messenger chatbot to get answers to your questions. Learn more here: https://medium.com/farmink/what-100-000-african-farmers-can-teach-us-about-social-networks-6fbfd5e86580

And connect with them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/africafarmersclub/

The African Journalists’ Platform is a great way to follow news about journalism in Africa or to interact with fellow journalists. Connect with them here: https://www.facebook.com/African-Journalists-Platform-2361133954162781/

If you are active in the area of communication to support farmers and rural development, you may want to join us on YenKasa Africa. YenKasa Africa is a regional platform promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Farm Radio International (FRI), and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC). It aims to enhance knowledge and experience-sharing in communication in support to agriculture and rural development in sub-Saharan Africa. It encourages communication, development, and community media practitioners based in Africa to share initiatives and resources on rural communication, enhance local capacities, establish fruitful collaborations at the regional level, and advocate for communication in the rural sector.

Check out the website: http://www.yenkasa.org/

Or connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2293828083988941/?ref=bookmarks

Farm Radio International has its own social media networks to connect to you—our broadcasting partners! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to see our latest news and resources. And please note that our social media pages have recently been renamed!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/farmradioFM

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FarmRadioFM

Or join one of our WhatsApp groups to connect with broadcasters in your area. To join a WhatsApp group, send an email with your name, the name of your radio station / organization, and your phone number to radio@farmradio.org. (Please note that only broadcasting partners can join our WhatsApp groups.)