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  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 9:10am

    “Awesome, Excellent, Inspiring” – just some of the comments in the visitors book at the Access Agriculture Stand at the UN Sharefair, which has just ended in Nairobi.

     

    Access Agriculture sponsored one of the categories at the UN Women Sharefair for innovations and technologies in Africa held October 15-17 at the UN Compound in Nairobi, Kenya.  Access Agriculture was one of the organizations singled out for tremendous achievements in mobilizing resources for farmer training through videos in international and local languages.  During the Sharefair, Access Agriculture served...

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  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 6:17am

    “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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  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:19am

    “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 stations, development partners, as well as individual farmers have over the past two years received copies of the DVD, baptised under the name “Fighting Striga”.

    A follow up study in Mali showed that most of the people who received the DVDS were able to find a way to watch them...

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  • Monday, September 1, 2014 - 1:48pm

    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:

    Innovations and technologies benefiting women smallholder farmers Innovations and technologies benefiting People With Disabilities (PWDs)  who     are engaging in smallholder farming Communication technologies  which  promote the dissemination of agricultural innovations           Agricultural innovations and technologies developed within learning... More

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 1:26pm

    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 library.


  • 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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