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  • Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:13pm

    The international NGO Access Agriculture seeks to recruit a Social Media Co-ordinator to increase awareness of its video platforms and to strengthen synergies with other social media platforms by engaging a resourceful, vibrant, self-motivated, hands-on person to handle its social media function.

    Further details can be found on the Access Agriculture job-vacancies page.

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  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:43am

    Co-founder of Access Agriculture, Paul Van Mele has been voted in as Chair of the organisation for a further 3 years.  He will be supported by Vice-Chair, Mary Kamau, former director of Extension Services at Kenya’s Agriculture Ministry, and Treasurer, Alphan Njeru, a retired senior partner with PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Kenya.

    The international NGO has also seen a transition from founding Executive Secretary Bob Muchina to the new holder of the post, Nelson Ojijo who joined from FARA (Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa) in Accra, Ghana.

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  • Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:38am

    From May 7th to May 19th Access Agriculture trained twelve people in the production of quality farmer-to-farmer training videos. Trainees were nominated by our respective partner organisations: Practical Action (Bangladesh and South Asia regional office in Nepal) and the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB).

    This two-week intensive training was preceded by a video translation workshop in Bangladesh. Future video productions by each of these organisations will be complemented by translated videos made by other partners in other countries and continents,...

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  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 4:06pm

    In less than four years, Access Agriculture has reached the milestone of attracting over 100,000 visitors to its website.

    To quote Sean Granville-Ross, the Uganda Country Director from partner organisation Mercy Corps, “Access Agriculture has the best and largest online agriculture training video library that is in many languages.”

    Access Agriculture makes South-South learning so attractive that 100... More

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 - 8:06am

    More than one and a half million farmers that benefit from better market prices through the Fairtrade scheme may soon benefit from broader livelihood support. Through a strategic partnership, Access Agriculture and Fairtrade will jointly explore opportunities to strengthen the knowledge and livelihood options of Fairtrade producers and workers.

    Fairtrade is a global movement that addresses the injustices of conventional trade. The Fairtrade Premium paid to Fairtrade producers is invested in social, environmental and educational projects decided upon by the communities themselves....

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  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 8:18am

    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.

    The ability to have quality agricultural training videos in the local...

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  • Monday, January 30, 2017 - 9:30am

    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.

    Professor Kiumars Zarafshani from the Agricultural Education Department who oversaw their work said that doing the translations helped the students with their English, and even despite not having any experience in video production they also learnt a lot about how a video is produced.

    Josephine Rodgers from Access Agriculture helped provide some guidance and advice on...

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  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 12:31pm

    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. As a team player and networker, Dr Ojijo brings with him a...

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  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 8:32am

    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

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  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:56pm

    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.

    This two-week intensive training from Access Agriculture was preceded by video translation workshops in both countries. Future video productions by each of these organisations will be complemented by translated videos made by other...

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