• Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:02am

    The main platform for “farmer to farmer” training videos - Access Agriculture - has just launched its new Awards. There are three categories available for judging when the awards close on 15 August 2015.

    The first Award is for existing video production partners of Access Agriculture, who have been trained by the organisation in producing agricultural video programmes in local languages. 

    The next Award is for Media Houses who have been able to use the programmes either as videos, sound clips for radio or as contributions in print.

    The final Award is...


  • Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 2:57pm

    “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...


  • Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 8:52am

    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, September 4, 2014 - 8:51am

    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

  • Friday, August 15, 2014 - 8:56am

    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,...


  • Monday, April 14, 2014 - 2:41pm

    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...


  • 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...


  • Monday, March 31, 2014 - 3:57pm

    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...


  • 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...


  • 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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