Welcome to Access Agriculture

About Access Agriculture

Access Agriculture is an international NGO which showcases agricultural training videos in local languages.  Here you can see examples of videos, download them or order a DVD copy.  The audio tracks can also be downloaded by radio stations.

This is a platform for agricultural R&D staff, service providers, extension agents, communication professionals and representatives of farmer organisations to see what training videos are available and request new language versions.The videos are all designed to support sustainable agriculture in developing countries.

For maximum impact in improving opportunities for farmers explore Access Agriculture.

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  • “Agricultural technologies can be disseminated to the farmers through videos. This initiative will become popular among farmers, I believe”, said the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Mr Md Mosharraf Hossain. He was chief guest at a day long workshop on “Videos for Farmers: prospects in Bangladesh”.
  • The international NGO Access Agriculture seeks to recruit a Social Media Co-ordinator to increase awareness of its video platforms and to strengthen synergies with other social media platforms by engaging a resourceful, vibrant, self-motivated, hands-on person to handle its social media function. Further details can be found here: www.accessagriculture.org/job-vacancies
  • Co-founder of Access Agriculture, Paul Van Mele has been voted in as Chair of the organisation for a further 3 years. He will be supported by Vice-Chair, Mary Kamau, former director of Extension Services at Kenya’s Agriculture Ministry, and Treasurer, Alphan Njeru, a retired senior partner with PwC Kenya.
  • Access Agriculture trained staff from Practical Action and the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB) to increase the availability of quality videos for farmers in local languages.
  • In less than four years, Access Agriculture has reached the milestone of attracting over 100,000 visitors to its website.
  • More than one and a half million farmers that benefit from better market prices through the Fairtrade scheme may soon benefit from broader livelihood support through a strategic partnership between Access Agriculture and Fairtrade.
  • Access Agriculture is doing its bit to mark the day. The Nairobi-based organisation already has 75 languages represented on its website www.accessagriculture.org.
  • 7 PhD students from the Agricultural Education Department at Razi University in Iran have recently translated and voiced seven videos from the Access Agriculture website as part of their studies.
  • Dr Nelson K. Ojijo Olang’o, a Kenyan national, has taken up his post as the new Executive Secretary of Access Agriculture. Before joining Access Agriculture, for 8 years Dr Nelson Ojijo worked as Lead Specialist, Capacity Development, at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Accra, Ghana. He is no stranger to the CGIAR, private sector, agricultural universities, NGOs and farmer organisations.
  • Nairobi based Access Agriculture has won GOLD in the Innovation category of the EVCOM Clarion Awards at an International Award Ceremony in London. The Access Agriculture website which features “farmer to farmer” videos in local languages was singled out for the imaginative way in which videos of value can be accessed by the target audience either directly or through extension staff.

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