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  • 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, April 4, 2017 - 5:39am

    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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  • Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:20pm

    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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  • 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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  • Monday, October 17, 2016 - 5:03am

    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 - 1:18pm

    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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  • Monday, August 1, 2016 - 4:58pm

    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, 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 - 5:19pm

    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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