Montreal, October 22th, 2012. The worldwide community radio network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC covered the World Food Day, on October 16th, 2012 emphasizing this year theme: « Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world ». AMARC covered the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) activities for the World Food Day as part of the worldwide partnership agreement between the two organizations, seeking to reinforce community radio contribution to rural development and natural resources.
Also this year, AMARC partnership with EED, Oxfam Novib and other partners amplified the voices of the poor and excluded, and also covered the International Summit of Cooperatives in Québec city.
The World Food Day programs were broadcast in English, French, Spanish, Nepali, Portuguese and other languages. The programs are available in our website. We encourage you to rebroadcast the programs to your communities. Please visit our website http://www2.amarc.org/?q=wfd2012 for downloading the programs.
The World Food Day broadcast campaign gathers together community radios from five continents on the common struggle against poverty and for food security in the context of economic crisis. It also motivates community radios to use new technologies such as internet to further amplify the voices of the excluded and marginalized.
Through service to members, networking and project implementation, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters AMARC, brings together a network of more than 4,000 community radios, Federations and community media stakeholders in more than 130 countries. The main global impact of AMARC since its creation in 1983, has been to accompany and support the establishment of a worldwide community radio sector that has democratized the media sector. AMARC advocates for the right to communicate at the international, national, local and neighborhood levels and defends and promotes the interests of the community radio movement through solidarity, networking and Cooperation. For further information visit http://www.amarc.org