On World Food Day, AMARC calls on its members to help “break the cycle of rural poverty”

Montreal, October 12, 2015. Since 1979, World Food Day is celebrated on October 16 each year. Established by the member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), this day aims to raise awareness in the fight against hunger and malnutrition worldwide. This year's theme is "Social Protection and Agriculture: breaking the circle of rural poverty."

To mark this important day, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), through its Global Fund for community radio, calls on its members to assert their role as agent of social change through an active participation in this radio campaign on the topic of social protection and agriculture in order to initiate discussions in the communities, to share information and help "break the cycle of poverty."

Francesco Diasio, Secretary General of AMARC, says this radio campaign is another opportunity to "show the importance of community radios as preferred vehicles of information, sharing and exchanges venues and as agents of social change".

What is AMARC looking for?

  • Documentary, reportage, interviews, roundtable, life stories, etc. (the format is flexible).
  • The subject of the production must be related to World Food Day
  • Audio production must be at least 10 minutes and be ready for on-air broadcast.
  • Productions in local language are welcomed (a script is requested).

Journalists and community radio producers are encouraged to send their production via We Transfer to secretariat@si.amarc.org prior to October 16, 2015.

Please include your name, the radio that will broadcast your production, your country, the title of your production, a short description of the topic discussed, the logo of your radio and, if possible, photographs to illustrate your production.

All participating producers and journalists will receive financial compensation for their work*. All received productions will be promoted in the partner network, the AMARC network and on social media.

This international radio campaign is supported by Bread for the World.

*The production has to comply with the requirements mentioned above.