FAO's Dimitra community listeners' clubs enable rural communities to strengthen their capacities and self-confidence, and to act on their environments. Women, men, and young people organize themselves, share concerns, look for solutions together and take collective action. In this socio-economic empowerment process, the community radios relay information and collaborate with the clubs. The clubs, now numbering over a thousand in Africa, have become stepping stones for change in the field of agricultural practices, as well as in other areas, such as nutrition, health, and gender. This video shows the activities of the clubs in the village of Gasseda, Niger.
The FAO Report, Children’s work in the livestock sector: Herding and beyond, recommends countries and development partners tackle child labour in livestock with a number of actions that could contribute to improve the lives of poor and rural boys and girls. Bernd Seiffert, FAO focal point on child labour, Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division (FAO) elaborates.