Access Agriculture wins International Award for Innovation

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.

Award Winners (L/R): Darren Holden, Adaptive; Phil Malone, Josephine Rodgers, Bob Muchina of Access Agriculture and Kat Wesley, Adaptive

Access Agriculture also received a highly recommended award in the Learning and Education category.

The Clarion Awards champion community and environmental projects around the world.

Access Agriculture was established as an NGO 4 years ago to provide videos for farmers in their own languages.  It was set up by Josephine Rodgers, Phil Malone and Dr. Paul Van Mele together with Kenyan Media Specialist Bob Muchina as Executive Secretary.

Today more than 140 videos are available for download in more than 70 languages.  The videos help farmers boost their incomes by seeing and copying techniques which have been proven. The videos can be viewed online and downloaded. See them for yourself at:  www.accessagriculture.org

Access Agriculture has been assisted by a contribution from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to help increase food security among Africa’s farmers.

Technical website backup is provided by Drupal specialists at Adaptive (www.adaptive.co.uk).

EVCOM is the official voice of the live event and visual communication industry in the UK.

The EVCOM Clarion Awards are the leading event and communication awards that recognise performance in CSR and sustainability, including: environment, diversity, equality, community, charity initiatives, education, ethical, health and welfare issues.  Now in their thirteenth year, the Clarion Awards were established on the principle of raising standards and celebrating achievement in all areas of corporate social responsibility.

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