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  • Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 13:57

    The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) embarked on farmer field schools (FFS) in West Africa and came up with practical management practices to deal with the parasitic weed Striga and soil fertility for pearl millet and sorghum. Most technologies equally apply to maize and rice. A scarcity of skilled trainers, however, made it hard to maintain quality while scaling up. FFS graduates and their diverse experiences became the source of ten farmer-to-farmer training videos.

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  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 20:10

    You can now view or download Arabic versions of a series of farmer-to-farmer training videos on combatting striga and improving soil fertility on www.accessagriculture.org. The videos were developed by ICRISAT and Agro-Insight. The Arabic translation has been supported by the Ministry of Science and Communication in Sudan.


  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 20:15

    The first two video impact stories have been released on the Access Agriculture website. The first one showcases the impact of agricultural training videos in Bangladesh and the second story describes how farmers in Nigeria responded to farmer-to-farmer training videos made in Asia and other West African countries. New impact stories will be added regularly. To read the stories, click here.


  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 20:13

    Access Agriculture joined the USAID-funded Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services (MEAS) to strengthen extension services in Bangladesh through information and communication technologies. Access Agriculture trained staff from NGOs and the national extension system to develop fact sheets and training videos for farmers. Partners also learned how to use the Access Agriculture video-sharing website, how to translate videos into their own language and use audio files at local radio stations.  Follow up workshops on video production are being arranged.

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  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 20:16

    Harun-Ar-Rashid, the director of the Agricultural Advisory Society (AAS), becomes Country Representative of Access Agriculture in Bangladesh. For years, AAS has been a leading national NGO that has played a crucial role in the distribution of farmer training videos and in mobilising multiple local service providers to show agricultural training videos to farmers.


  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 20:18

    Position: Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Officer

    1. About Access Agriculture

      Access Agriculture is an international NGO with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a regional office for West and Central Africa being established in Cotonou, Benin. Access Agriculture facilitates the production, translation, distribution and use of agricultural training videos in developing countries. To support its ‘Videos for farmers’ project, Access...

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  • Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 05:04

    Access Agriculture has been able to link up with Swisscontact during training and awareness of agriculture finance and financing models.  Attended by colleges, microfinance institutions, major banks and organisations such as ICIPE, there was an opportunity for the work of Access Agriculture to be shown.  The organisation made a plea for partnerships to be formed so that issues of finance and farmers groups can be addressed in local language videos, showing how problems can be overcome.

    Further meetings will be held to follow up on this important aspect of improving rural livelihoods...


  • Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 05:03

    The launch of Access Agriculture has been featured on major Kenyan TV station K24 in the business programme, in the farming programme of KBC, in programmes in Kikuyu, Kiswahili and other languages.  If you want more information for articles about Access Agriculture, please contact either Phil Malone – phil@accessagriculture.org or Bob Muchina – muchina@accessagriculture.org

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  • Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 05:01

    Access Agriculture was launched in Nairobi on 14 November.

    The site has been established with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Agro-Insight, Countrywise Communication and Streaming Tank.

    Attendance at the event included commercial banks with interests in agriculture, organisations involved in arable and livestock sectors in Africa, a number of NGOs and the Ambassador to South Sudan.

    Remember if you want a video on DVD rather than by download you can...

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  • Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 16:23

    Access Agriculture is now established in Nairobi, Kenya and Cotonou, Benin.  Leading the team in Kenya is Executive Secretary, Bob Muchina supported by Francis Chepyegon – our technical specialist and Judy Muturi our Office Manager and book-keeper. In Benin, Dr. Florent Okry is our regional co-ordinator for Central and West Africa.  He is establishing an office in Cotonou.

     

    Work is going on to establish links with partners who are interested in technical training videos for agriculture in local languages.  Please contact us info@...

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