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  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:15pm

    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 - 9:24am

    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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  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 8:57am

    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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  • Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:55am

    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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  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 7:16am

    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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  • Friday, September 27, 2013 - 12:41pm

    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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  • Friday, September 20, 2013 - 8:30pm

    On 17 July 2013, in the conference room of the Catholic Guest House in Tamale, Access Agriculture was launched officially in Ghana. About 40 people attended, composed of traditional chiefs of Tamale, extension authorities of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), leaders of farmers’ organizations, local and international NGOs, national and international research and development institutes, and members of local radio and TV stations.

    Earlier, the team of Access Agriculture featured on Diamond FM Radio in Tamale. During the...

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  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 8:37am

    On July 17, at the 2nd Africa Agricultural Film Festival organised during the Africa Agriculture Science Week by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Access Agriculture-hosted videos won two out of the three awards for best videos illustrating innovations that contribute to food security and that have a high potential for scaling up and making an impact on rural livelihoods.

     

    The second price was awarded to the video “Feeding snails” developed by staff of...

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  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 6:18pm

    On 27 May 2013, at the Hotel du Lac in Cotonou the 3 year Africa-wide project, called “Videos for Farmers” was explained.  About 40 people from farmers’ organisations, national and international research institutes, agricultural development organisations, universities and the private sector were introduced to Access Agriculture.

    During the launch, the Access Agriculture team shared information with their distinguished guests about the formation, the challenges, and the functioning of Access Agriculture. Special emphasis was put on AA’s partnerships with...

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  • Friday, May 31, 2013 - 2:08pm

    Within the “Videos for Farmers” project managed by Access Agriculture, trainees from development organisations (Songhai, DEDRAS, AMEDD, MOBIOM and Nawaya) from Benin, Mali and Egypt have developed new farmer-to-farmer training videos on:

    Feeding of improved chickens Feeding of grasscutters Feeding of snails Feeding of rabbits

    The first three videos are already available in English, French and Fon. The videos can be watched and downloaded from the Livestock section of the Access...

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