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  • Monday, August 1, 2016 - 12:05pm

    Based on user feedback, Access Agriculture revamped its website. A major change is that all the videos are now also freely downloadable in 3GP format for mobile phone viewing.

    One page, farmer-friendly fact sheets accompany each video and provide contact details of the subject matter specialist involved in the production of that particular video.

    We also created a new section with other resources that relate to video and extension.

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  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:19pm

    The international NGO Access Agriculture seeks to recruit an Executive Secretary to lead
    and inspire a ground-breaking and dynamic team with a common goal of working to improve
    the performance of agricultural advisory service providers in order to enhance their impact on
    rural livelihoods, consistent with Access Agriculture’s vision, mission and values.

    People interested in this position are requested to submit their expression of
    interest and CV to the Chairman of the Access Agriculture Governing Board,
    Dr. Paul Van Mele, at...

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  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:12am

    From May to July of 2015, 953 people took an on-line survey to evaluate Access Agriculture and its services. The survey was available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, to include as large an audience as possible.

    Respondents from 102 countries answered the survey, from Africa (63%), Asia-Pacific (23%), the Americas (6%), Europe (3%) and some who work on more than one continent (5%).  Most users (56.1%) watch the videos on the site, followed by about a third who download them. Respondents use the videos to train themselves (45%), farmers (38%), colleagues (21 %),...

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  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 2:59pm

    With the signing of a formal agreement with the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) in Hyderabad, Access Agriculture expands its partnership basis in India to include the country’s flagship National Institute for training, research and capacity building of extension functionaries.

    Quality is at the core of the services delivered by MANAGE, and that is what attracted them to work with Access Agriculture to encourage South-South learning through quality farmer-to-farmer training videos.

    As Dr V.P. Sharma, Director of the MANAGE Centre for...

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  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:53am

    Have your say on farmer learning videos, local language translations and the video-sharing platform of Access Agrciculture.

    During the coming weeks, an external team of three people based in Bolivia, Benin and India will collect your feedback and suggestions. The survey can be taken in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Scroll down and click on the link to take the survey in the desired language.

    Please forward this invitation to your colleagues and partners.

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  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:02am

    The main platform for “farmer to farmer” training videos - Access Agriculture - has just launched its new Awards. There are three categories available for judging when the awards close on 15 August 2015.

    The first Award is for existing video production partners of Access Agriculture, who have been trained by the organisation in producing agricultural video programmes in local languages. 

    The next Award is for Media Houses who have been able to use the programmes either as videos, sound clips for radio or as contributions in print.

    The final Award is...

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  • Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:37am

    Over the past few months Access Agriculture has signed contracts with three more African TV stations to broadcast quality agricultural videos hosted on the Access Agriculture website.

    Upon signing a contract, TV stations freely receive from Access Agriculture the high resolution files of the desired videos in international and national languages and broadcast them at no cost to reach out to millions of rural households.

    TV stations that signed up last month are Tunde Agric TV (Benin), Times TV (Malawi) and Channel of All Nations...

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  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 9:10am

    “Awesome, Excellent, Inspiring” – just some of the comments in the visitors book at the Access Agriculture Stand at the UN Sharefair, which has just ended in Nairobi.

     

    Access Agriculture sponsored one of the categories at the UN Women Sharefair for innovations and technologies in Africa held October 15-17 at the UN Compound in Nairobi, Kenya.  Access Agriculture was one of the organizations singled out for tremendous achievements in mobilizing resources for farmer training through videos in international and local languages.  During the Sharefair, Access Agriculture served...

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  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 6:17am

    “With the private sector having a direct interest in improving farmers’ capacities, we have high hopes that video shows at cassava collection points will help tip the balance in the unequal fight of smallholder cassava growers against these invasive pests,” says Dr Kris Wyckhuys from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture CIAT, Hanoi.

    Throughout South East Asia, various destructive, invasive mealybug pests have recently made their entry, threatening the cassava sector and livelihoods of some 8 million farming families...

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  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:19am

    “The series of videos on managing striga and improving soil fertility has been so popular that we already finished our stock of 20,000 DVDs for Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger,” says Dr Eva Weltzien from ICRISAT, Bamako.

    Hundreds of farmer organisations, cooperatives, radio stations, development partners, as well as individual farmers have over the past two years received copies of the DVD, baptised under the name “Fighting Striga”.

    A follow up study in Mali showed that most of the people who received the DVDS were able to find a way to watch them...

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