• 28th February, 2023

    From 14 to 22 February 2023, the Access Agriculture team, consisting of Executive Director Josephine Rodgers, Philippines Coordinator Danessa Lopega, and Honorary Ambassador for Asia Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain, visited different organisations in the Philippines and explored partnerships for Access Agriculture's project in the country.

    Access Agriculture will be working with several organisations in the Philippines to bring their resources of effective farmer-to-farmer training videos in appropriate local languages. This will help family farmers with few resources improve their...


  • 6th March, 2023

    The United Nations Food Systems Summit in 2021 highlighted the importance of agroecology and regenerative agriculture as a promising pathway to achieve an ambitious food systems transformation, through wide inclusion and collaboration of different stakeholders.

    Against this backdrop, Access Agriculture and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster cooperation in scaling agroecology and regenerative agriculture in both rainfed and irrigated production...


  • 2nd March, 2023

    Access Agriculture and the Bangladesh Safe Agro Food Efforts (BSAFE) Foundation have entered into an agreement to leverage their complementary strengths to improve safe food production, sustainable agricultural development and food security in Bangladesh.

    Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), both the organisations will work cooperatively towards mainstreaming information dissemination and use of quality farmer training videos to support sustainable agricultural development and food security.

    The BSAFE Foundation (...


  • 21st February, 2023

    In his inspiring speech to the Access Agriculture Entrepreneurs for Rural Access (ERAs), who were participating in a training programme, the Director General of the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Dr. P. Chandra Shekara, described each ERA as ‘a digital library and a mobile encyclopaedia.’ He thanked Access Agriculture for giving the opportunity to MANAGE to host this important training programme.

    “ERAs will be proud of their profession, because this smart projector, which is like a magic box, is now in...


  • 21st February, 2023

    Attracting over 3,000 visitors, the Access Agriculture booth was one of the most happening places at the International Pavilion of Millets & Organics – International Trade Fair, which was held, 20-22 January 2023, in Bengaluru, India.

    Access Agriculture’s booth was graced by agricultural ministers of various states, farmers, extension agents, university professors and students, scientists, representatives from civil society organisations and private companies involved in the organic sector, financial institutions, media professionals, schoolchildren and general...


  • 21st February, 2023

    Access Agriculture participated in the Agrowon Agri Expo held in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India, 13-16 January 2023, received very positive response from all the visitors, in particular farmers.

     “Many farmers visited our stall, seeking various types of information from us. We distributed flyers on Access Agriculture in Marathi language to about 3,500 visitors,” said Atul Pagar, a key partner, who kindly managed the stall on behalf of Access Agriculture.

    He also shared some amazing comments from farmers who visited the stall:

    After visiting our... More

  • 19th February, 2023

    Farmers are increasingly facing challenges relating to climate change. It is vital therefore to make them aware of good agricultural practices that can help them increase not only production, but also their resilience.

    Having understood well such problems, Access Agriculture is working in Benin, West Africa, to provide rural actors with practical and relevant information on food production, processing and storage technologies, thanks to the smart projector made available to Access Agriculture young agricultural entrepreneurs, known as Entrepreneurs for Rural Access or ERAs....


  • 17th February, 2023

    Short food chains narrow the gap between producers and consumers, but when food is traded through wholesalers and when supermarkets sell their own brands, active efforts are undertaken to make farmers anonymous.

    This never really occurred to me until Vera Kuijpers, from the organic farm and farm shop Het Eikelenhof in north-eastern Limburg, told me about her latest experience with Biofresh, one of the major organic wholesalers in Belgium.

    Every Thursday at 4.30 am, Vera and her husband Johan Hons, load their van with their freshly harvested vegetables and...


  • 22nd January, 2023

    22 January 2023, Hyderabad, India — Access Agriculture, an international non-profit organisation that supports agroecology and natural farming, is set to kick off its programme on equipping selected young agri-entrepreneurs and key partners with an innovative e-learning technology and related skills, 23-25 January 2023, in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

    The Director General of the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Dr. P. Chandra Shekara, has graciously accepted to host this event under the aegis of MANAGE. He will inaugurate the Partners...


  • 19th January, 2023

    20 January 2023, Bengaluru, India — Access Agriculture, Global South’s leading multimedia knowledge resource for farmers on agroecology, climate change adaptation and rural entrepreneurship, has been specially invited to take part in the 'Millets & Organics International Trade Fair 2023,' 20-22 January, in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

    “We are pleased to invite Access Agriculture to participate as an international expert at this mega event, as it will add value to our programme and the organic movement in general, including the millets development,...