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Access Agriculture Panorama
No. 12 - July 2021

Coir pith

New videos from Access Agriculture :
Coir pith
Cassava harvest made easier

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Welcome to our monthly news update with
‘Access Agriculture Panorama’
This monthly e-newsletter gives a bird’s eye view of all the exciting updates from Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, working across the Global South. 

The links to different language versions are given below each section..

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Access Agriculture platform now in Portuguese!
Access Agriculture platform now in Portuguese
Based on demand from its Lusophone user community across the Global South, Access Agriculture has launched a Portuguese-language version of its video-sharing platform (www.accessagriculture.org/pt). The platform is already available in Bangla, English, French, Hindi and Spanish.

With 250 million people speaking Portuguese either as a mother tongue or second language, having the Access Agriculture platform in Portuguese is an important milestone. About 211 million people speak the language in Brazil, but Portuguese is also an official language in six African countries: Angola, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe.

Three new Projects/Initiatives on EcoAgtube
Three new Projects/Initiatives on EcoAgtube
www.ecoagtube.org
EcoAgtube is hosting three new Projects/Initiatives:
1. FiBL - The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture is one of the world’s leading institutes in the field of organic agriculture.
2. The Organic Farm Knowledge platform provides access to a wide range of tools and resources about organic farming that can help improve production from a European context.
3. The Foundation for Natural Livestock Farming (NLF) aims to promote food security, food quality and sustainable agriculture by reducing the use of antibiotics and other chemicals in livestock farming.
Dear subscribers, if your Project relates to ecology and you want to create a Project/Initiative video page on EcoAgtube, please send your request with details (Project/Initiative name and description) to support@ecoagtube.org.

Call for young entrepreneurs in Niger
Call for young entrepreneurs in Niger
Access Agriculture announces the launch of its Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund in the Diffa region of Niger. Apply now! Present key ideas of a business proposal using a smart projector and your ideas can become reality. Win a smart projector! After registering on Access Agriculture website, you can access the form to submit your proposal.

Concern Worldwide Project au Niger:
Cliquez ici pour plus de détails / Postuler en ligne

Young Ugandan entrepreneurs
Young Ugandan entrepreneurs get
hands-on experience with digital tools
Seven young entrepreneurs belonging to four teams from Uganda participated in a hands-on learning course to familiarise themselves with the solar-powered smart projector kit that they had won through the Access Agriculture Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund initiative. The smart projector contains the entire library of Access Agriculture farmer-training videos in local and international languages and can be easily updated as new videos become available.

New videos added in June
23 new videos (2 Bemba, 2 English, 2 French, 10 Kinyarwanda / Kirundi, 1 Ndebele, 1 Tamil, and 5 Chitonga / Tonga) have been posted on our platform www.accessagriculture.org. They are freely downloadable as video (mp4), audio (mp3), mobile (video format 3gp) along with a one-page fact sheet with contact details for more information.

Most viewed videos in June

Conserving bean leaf vegetables-Spanish
Bean leaves are rich in proteins and vitamins. To have them available during the dry season, you can dry and store them.
Keeping milk clean and fresh
Modern dairy plants buy fresh milk from local farmers and herders to make into many different products.

PODCAST

Access Agriculture podcast
Podbean Team congratulates Access Agriculture

BLOG POSTS

Stop erosion
Stop erosion
When farmers have limited access to arable land and soils are poor, limiting soil erosion can make the difference between harvesting a crop or nothing at all.
Soils are indeed at the core of any crop production system. Without a healthy soil, crops cannot thrive. While measuring the effect of soil erosion at national and global scales is almost impossible, all farmers see the difference when effective soil conservation techniques are in place.

Read more .... বাংলা | Français | हिंदी | Português | Español

DIALOGUE - EXHIBITION

Agriculture extension amidst Covid-19
Agriculture extension amidst Covid-19
A Facebook Live Dialogue series has been launched to further engage with Access Agriculture Ambassadors, Entrepreneurs for Rural Access (ERAs) and other local partners and stimulate discussion on issues relating to Access Agriculture activities. The first live dialogue was held on 7 July 2021 on the theme ‘Agriculture extension amidst Covid-19.’

Click here to watch the Live Dialogue video.

Anthra and Acccess Agriculture
Anthra and Acccess Agriculture
A poster titled ‘Leveraging video to share proven indigenous animal health knowledge and practices across the Global South’ by Access Agriculture was exhibited at the 11th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL), 7-11 June 2021.
The poster highlights Access Agriculture videos on herbal medicine in animal healthcare and partnership with ‘Anthra,’ an NGO working towards sustainable livestock production systems. Click here to see the poster.

MEET OUR AMBASSADOR

Aakanksha Tiwari
Aakanksha Tiwari
Aakanksha Tiwari holds a master’s degree in Environmental Science (Environmental Technology) from the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, India. She worked as a research intern at National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management, Hyderabad, and currently works as a researcher with the Environment and Climate Action team at Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group in Chennai. She is also a member of the committee of South Asian People’s Action on Climate Crisis (SAPACC) at Hyderabad. As an Access Agriculture Ambassador, Tiwari would like to engage the innovative farmers all over India to capture and share videos of their organic efforts to grow healthy food based on indigenous methods and their self-created tools and techniques.

WINNER OF THE MONTHLY QUIZ

Emmy Tugume
Winner of Access Agriculture June 2021 Quiz contest
Read more .... বাংলা | Français | हिंदी | Português | Español
The July 2021 Quiz will be open from 1-15 July 2021.
Check out the contest here: www.accessagriculture.org