• Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 7:04am

    Governments are often friendlier to corporate farming than to agroecology, so the Andhra Pradesh Community managed Natural Farming (AP-CNF), formerly known as AP ZBNF, programme in India is a breath of fresh air. As AP-CNF says on its website, the programme “is based on the latest scientific discoveries in Agriculture, and, at the same time it is rooted in Indian tradition.” AP-CNF is striving to reach six million farmers.

    AP-CNF adds no chemicals or other external inputs to the farm, hence there is “zero budget” for these purchases. Crops are...


  • Monday, June 29, 2020 - 11:33am

    When 27-year old Neeraj Kumar heard about the Access Agriculture “Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund 2019” announcement, he was excited to learn that winners would receive a Digisoft portable smart projector. Neeraj is co-founder of Khetee, an NGO based in Durdih village in Bihar, a state in eastern India.

    What impressed him most was that the projector contained the entire Access Agriculture library of over 200 videos on agroecology and rural entrepreneurship in more than 80 international and local languages. Moreover, the...


  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 7:17pm

    Mori Gouroubera from Benin, Boazi Winston from Tanzania and Neeraj Kumar from India are budding entrepreneurs. Although they come from diverse cultural, social and educational backgrounds, they are closely bound by a common link.

    All three of them are part of a network of passionate young entrepreneurs spanning Africa and Asia, who are blazing a trail by trying out innovative and sustainable business models to screen “Access Agriculture” training videos in various languages in their countries.

    Their aim is not only to make their business profitable but...


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