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  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 4:10pm

    The Benin Country Office of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has invested in translating farmer-to-farmer training videos into Dendi, Bariba and Nago. It also supports the multiplication and distribution of 2000 multi-language DVDs to improve food security in the region. The international NGO Access Agriculture facilitates the planning and distribution of the multi-language DVDs in...

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  • Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 8:14am

    The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)  through LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) Southern and Eastern Africa has invested in translating ten farmer-to-farmer training videos. The series on “Fighting striga and improving soil fertility” was developed by ICRISAT and is now available into Chichewa, a national language of Malawi. Agricultural advisory service providers can freely download the video and audio files in Chichewa and other available languages from the Access Agriculture website by...

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  • Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 1:57pm

    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 - 8:10pm

    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 - 8:15pm

    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 - 8:13pm

    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 - 8:16pm

    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 - 8:18pm

    Position: Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Officer

    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 Agriculture is recruiting a Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Officer.

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    The candidate must have...

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  • Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:04am

    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 - 5:03am

    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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