Farmers in coastal Bangladesh often struggle to make ends meet, because cropping is hampered by poor water control in the polders both at the community level and at sluice level. To improve water control, community-based Water Management Groups (WMGs) are essential.More
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:32am
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:00am
How to improve farmers’ access to relevant knowledge and enable experienced farmers to share their knowledge with others in their own country, and beyond, at little cost? A new study sheds light on these and other key questions related to scaling up agroecology.
In Benin and Mali, over 80 percent of rural people earn a living from agriculture. Many are not food secure because they lack knowledge of good agricultural practices, natural resource management, and ways to cope with climate change and natural disasters.
Through action research, PhD student Gérard C....More
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 9:49am
For International Women’s Day, Access Agriculture shares two stories from Malawi to show how watching “Farmer to Farmer” training videos has helped improve women’s lives.
The first relates to growing chilli through co-operating with other women in the local area.
The second shows how a video about following better milk hygiene has resulted in clean milk being accepted by...More
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:49am
Access Agriculture has relaunched its website with a fresh new look: www.accessagriculture.org
The dynamic method of page design means that you will always see the maximum amount of information on your connected device.
Two trends have been revealed over the past year, that more people are using the website from mobile devices and the vast majority of new registrations are from farmers.
Programmes on the Access Agriculture website have been produced by local...More
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:56am
Access Agriculture (www.accessagriculture.org), an international NGO based in Nairobi, Kenya, is inviting applications for the position of Programme Leader, Farmers’ Knowledge Platform, to be stationed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. For detailed job description and requirements, please visit our website: https://www.accessagriculture.org/job-vacancies. Interested...More
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:38am
“Agricultural technologies can be disseminated to the farmers through videos. This initiative will become popular among farmers, I believe”, said the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Mr Md Mosharraf Hossain. He was chief guest at a day long workshop on “Videos for Farmers: prospects in Bangladesh” jointly organised by Agriculture Information Service (AIS), Access Agriculture and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on 6 August in the AIS conference room.
Mr Hossain added that farmers’ field experiences and success...More
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:32pm
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.
People interested in this...More
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:41am
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.
The Board thanked...More
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:47am
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,...More
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 4:15pm
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