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World Bank and Fair Trade USA to Provide Training on Colombian Coffee Producers on Price Risk Management

Funding provided by the Government of Switzerland
Summary: 

Coffee is a very important source of income and employment to Colombia’s rural population.  Half a million rural households in the country are involved in coffee growing, primarily on small scale farms of less than five hectares. In response to a growing demand for strengthened capacity in price risk management for the coffee industry, the World Bank’s Agricultural Risk Management Team,  working in collaboration with Fair Trade USA, will provide training in this area to the Colombian Fair Trade coffee sector. The training will benefit 37 producer cooperatives which represent thousands of Colombian coffee growers in this area of the country.

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Coffee is a very important source of income and employment to Colombia’s rural population.  Half a million rural households in the country are involved in coffee growing, primarily on small scale farms of less than five hectares. In response to a growing demand for strengthened capacity in price risk management for the coffee industry, the World Bank’s Agricultural Risk Management Team,  working in collaboration with Fair Trade USA, will provide training in this area to the Colombian Fair Trade coffee sector. The training will benefit 37 producer cooperatives which represent thousands of Colombian coffee growers in this area of the country.

Colombian Youth to Use Media for Social Change

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 4, 2011 - PCI-Media Impact (Media Impact) and Fundación Social have partnered to launch four new Entertainment-Education (E-E) initiatives to promote youth participation in the design of community development plans throughout Colombia.  Entertainment-Education is the purposeful incorporation of educational content into entertaining media to simultaneously inform and amuse audiences. 

An Outside View: Communications Empowering Colombian Youth

Summary: 

PCI-Media Impact (Media Impact) and Fundación Social have partnered to launch four new Entertainment-Education (E-E) initiatives to promote youth participation in the design of community development plans throughout Colombia.  Entertainment-Education is the purposeful incorporation of educational content into entertaining media to simultaneously inform and amuse audiences. 

The initiative specifically targets nearly 100,000 youth in four regions of Colombia – Bogotá, Ibagué, Pasto and Union and Barbosa – all of which have been identified by Fundación Social as high priority areas.   The total population of these four regions is more than 2.2 million people. The program will use a variety of media to give legitimacy to youth cultural expressions in their communities; encourage youth participation in community development planning; and promote peaceful co-existence for citizen.

The program officially launched during a workshop from April 4th to 9th in Colombia.  Below, Media Impact Partnership Officer, Sylvia Torres, shares her thoughts on the workshop.

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PCI-Media Impact (Media Impact) and Fundación Social have partnered to launch four new Entertainment-Education (E-E) initiatives to promote youth participation in the design of community development plans throughout Colombia.  Entertainment-Education is the purposeful incorporation of educational content into entertaining media to simultaneously inform and amuse audiences. 

The initiative specifically targets nearly 100,000 youth in four regions of Colombia – Bogotá, Ibagué, Pasto and Union and Barbosa – all of which have been identified by Fundación Social as high priority areas.   The total population of these four regions is more than 2.2 million people. The program will use a variety of media to give legitimacy to youth cultural expressions in their communities; encourage youth participation in community development planning; and promote peaceful co-existence for citizen.

The program officially launched during a workshop from April 4th to 9th in Colombia.  Below, Media Impact Partnership Officer, Sylvia Torres, shares her thoughts on the workshop.

Media Impact and Fundación Social Launch Four Youth Programs in Colombia

Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) April 21, 2011 - From April 4th to 9th, PCI-Media Impact (Media Impact) and Fundación Social jointly hosted an Entertainment-Education (E-E) workshop in Chinauta, Colombia.  Entertainment-Education is the purposeful incorporation of educational content into entertaining media to simultaneously inform and amuse audiences.

My Community 2010

Introduction to 9 groups participating in My Community 2010
Summary: 

PCI-Media Impact launches the sixth year of My Community, a unique social change communications program designed to help communities help themselves remove the barriers to health services and environmental preservation. My Community is taking place in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. With the support and partnership of 36 community-based NGOs, My Community is empowering over 12 million people with important information on basic human rights and securing their well-being with access to vital health care and a clean living area.

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PCI-Media Impact launches the sixth year of My Community, a unique social change communications program designed to help communities help themselves remove the barriers to health services and environmental preservation. My Community is taking place in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. With the support and partnership of 36 community-based NGOs, My Community is empowering over 12 million people with important information on basic human rights and securing their well-being with access to vital health care and a clean living area.

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