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  • Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 7:55am

    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 - 9:16am

    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 - 8:44pm

    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 - 8:42am

    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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  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 1:29pm

    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 - 2:13pm

    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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  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 10:37am

    A new series of videos showing how the use of proven techniques has helped to improve soil quality and boost incomes for farmers is now on the Access Agriculture website.  “Sustainable Land Management” has been produced with funding from VU Amsterdam, IFAD, World Bank Institute and IIED.  AU/NEPAD, CTA, FAO, World Agroforestry Centre, TerrAfrica and Wocat have also supported the production. 

    The 12 videos cover techniques in West Africa such as stone lines and zaï planting pits; techniques in East Africa such as Fanya juu terraces; and successes from...

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  • Monday, April 22, 2013 - 8:14am

    On April 20th a two-week regional workshop on the development of farmer-to-farmer training videos was concluded at the Songhaï Centre in Porto Novo, Benin. Participants represented a diverse range of development agencies, including Nawaya from Egypt; the Songhai Centre and DEDRAS (Organisation pour le Développement Durable, le Renforcement et l’Auto promotion des Structures communautaires) from Benin; the NGO AMEDD (Association Malienne d'Eveil pour un Developpement Durable) and MOBIOM (Mali Organic Movement). During the workshop the participants developed three new...

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  • Friday, April 19, 2013 - 6:20pm

    Egerton University and Access Agriculture have signed an agreement that will see the Kenyan university embark on training of agricultural extension faculty staff and students in the development of farmer-to-farmer training videos, eventually becoming a centre of excellence.

    The memorandum was signed on Friday 19th April 2013 by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rose Mwonya and Access Agriculture Executive Secretary, Bob Muchina. It was witnessed by Phil Malone, Communications Advisor at Access Agriculture and Dr Maurice Udoto,...

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  • Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:29pm

    Access Agriculture has launched its “Videos for Farmers” project in Malawi in Lilongwe on April 5th, 2013, as part of an Africa-wide initiative funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Countries in this initial phase include Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, Mali and Benin.

    In each of these countries, development partners are being trained in the production of farmer-to-farmer training videos for wide use in agricultural extension.  Selected students will benefit from Msc and PhD research...

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