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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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  • If you haven’t heard of it – you should be aware that this year the theme for UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day is “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”… so international “Farmer to Farmer” agricultural video organisation, 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.
  • From September 25th to October 8th twelve people were trained in the production of quality farmer-to-farmer training videos. Trainees were nominated through their respective partner organisations: Agriculture Information Services (AIS) in Bangladesh, Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in India.
  • Based on user feedback, Access Agriculture revamped its website. A major change is that all the videos are now also freely downloadable in 3GP format for mobile phone viewing.
  • Access Agriculture seeks to recruit an Executive Secretary to lead and inspire a ground-breaking and dynamic team with a common goal of working to improve the performance of agricultural advisory service providers.
  • 953 people from 102 countries took an on-line survey to evaluate Access Agriculture and its services. The impressive results are now available.
  • With the signing of a formal agreement with the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) in Hyderabad, Access Agriculture expands its partnership basis in India to include the country’s flagship National Institute for training, research and capacity building of extension functionaries.
  • Have your say on farmer learning videos, local language translations and the video-sharing platform of Access Agriculture.

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