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  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 06:58

    “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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  • Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:15

    “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...

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  • Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 08:51

    Young Innovators Award!

     

    Young Individuals and groups are invited to submit their ideas, innovations and technologies for consideration

     

    Submissions are welcome under the following four categories:

    1. Innovations and technologies benefiting women smallholder farmers
    2. Innovations and technologies benefiting People With Disabilities (PWDs)  who     are engaging in smallholder farming
    3. Communication technologies  which  promote the dissemination of agricultural innovations          
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  • Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 08:52

    Egerton University  visits Access Agriculture

    On 27th August, 2014, Access Agriculture hosted 17 post-graduate students and 3 lecturers from Egerton University  who were on familiarization tour of Access Agriculture at their Nairobi office.

    The delegation learnt first-hand how to use the Access Agriculture website to download videos for use as teaching material for secondary school students.   At the end of a two-hour visit, the group offered to arrange some DVD shows for their students, farmers and CBOs to showcase the innovations in the Access Agriculture...

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  • Friday, August 15, 2014 - 08:56

    Based upon demand Access Agriculture translates any video available on its website into any language. To respond to the increased demand for local language translations, Access Agriculture continues to invest in networking and building capacities of local media and communication professionals.

    In less than two years since the NGO was established, videos are already available in more than 50 languages. “This is an important milestone as it shows how organisations increasingly see the value of supporting South-South exchange between farmers,” says its Executive Secretary,...

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  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 09:24

    Access Agriculture has reached more than 500 likes on Facebook and has passed the 1,000 tweet mark from our twitter handle @AccessAgric.

    Thanks to the hard work of our latest recruit, Ruth Muchaba, Access Agriculture is getting recognised for regular updates on Facebook, Twitter and soon to come WhatsApp.  Already there are more than 500 likes on Facebook from around Africa and the rest of the world. 

    With Twitter, you are able to keep up to date with the latest news on sustainable agriculture by connecting with @AccessAgric.

    The social media savvy can now test our...

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  • Monday, April 14, 2014 - 14:41

    Technoserve is using Access Agriculture videos in a Mobile Training Unit in Kenya. A three year project is showing training videos to farmers in North Rift Valley. Among the videos which have been catching farmer's attention are the series on Sustainable Land Management. At the launch event the programme on Conservation Agriculture http://www.accessagriculture.orgnode/913/en fostered a lot of interest. One of the farmers said, "I wish to urge everyone in our village to atend this video shows next time they come to our...

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  • Monday, March 31, 2014 - 15:57

    Access Agriculture founders Agro-Insight have won the IVCA Gold Award for their "Fighting Striga" video series.  Agro-Insight produced the programmes for the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to help farmers overcome this parasitic weed.  The judges were influenced by the way the videos helped change farmers' behaviour.  They were impressed by the distribution across Africa and the way this ambitious series clearly had an impact on it's intended audience.  All of the videos are available in over 20 languages on...

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  • Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 07:55

    Access Agriculture has been thrust into global prominence at the just concluded ICT4Ag International Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, organised by CTA with Professor M. Moni, former Director General of the National Informatics Centre in New Delhi, India, describing Access Agriculture as “the innovation of the future of agriculture communication”.

    Showcasing its video-sharing platform at the conference, Access Agriculture attracted the largest critical review at the Plug and Play session on the...

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  • Monday, October 21, 2013 - 09:16

    From September 24-26 some 200 participants discussed the role of the private sector and producer organisations in rural advisory services during the 4th GFRAS Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany. Participants frequently debated about how service providers could improve their performance by including farmer training videos in their extension activities. Access Agriculture  ̶  with its devoted web-sharing platform to enhance South-South exchange of quality training videos   ̶  attracted a...

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