The College of Development Communication (CDC) hosted Josephine Rodgers, executive director and co-founder of Access Agriculture, to explore collaborations on the production of educational videos on agroecology and organic agriculture for smallholder farmers, February 21.

CDC alumna Danessa Lorenz Lopega, Philippine coordinator of Access Agriculture, initiated the meeting.

Dean Maria Stella C. Tirol personally met the guests together with Assistant to the Dean Rosa Pilipinas F. Francisco. Dean Tirol discussed CDC’s various local and international projects on the production of participatory videos for rural stakeholders and on the management of community media.

On the other hand, Rodgers discussed Access Agriculture’s advocacy for impacting rural livelihoods around the globe through the use of educational videos to capacitate farmers. These videos are hosted on the NGO’s website.

Afterwards, the guests were taken to the Department of Development Broadcasting and Telecommunication (DDBT) for a tour of the Radyo DZLB Ang Tinig ng Kaunlaran studio by Media Production Specialist Christopher Calamlam. (Miguel Victor Durian)