Newsletter no 14 – September 2021

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Access Agriculture Panorama
No. 14 - September 2021

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

More organizations signed up in August 2021
More organisations join EcoAgtube platform
www.ecoagtube.org
Three more organisations - 1. Koppert Foundation 2. Subhash Palekar Natural Farming (SPNF), and 3. SWISSAID Tanzania - created their account on EcoAgtube in August 2021 and posted their videos.
Dear subscribers, if your Project relates to ecology and you want to create a Project/Initiative video page on EcoAgtube, please send your request with details (Project/Initiative name and description) to support@ecoagtube.org.

Access Agriculture videos on FFKP
Access Agriculture videos on
FAO-FFKP Agricultural Training Videos Database
We are proud to inform our subscribers that Access Agriculture videos are now available on the Family Farming Knowledge Platform (FFKP), which is hosted by FAO.

The Agricultural Training Videos Database enables knowledge sharing among stakeholders to help improve the livelihoods of family farmers.

Please go to http://www.fao.org/family-farming/resources/en/ to search in the database for Access Agriculture videos.

New videos added in August
63 new videos (16 Ateso, 11 Bemba, 3 Chichewa / Nyanja, 6 Chitonga / Tonga, 10 Hausa, 13 Kannada, 1 Tamil, and 3 Tumbuka) have been posted on our platform www.accessagriculture.org. They are freely downloadable as video (mp4), audio (mp3), mobile (video format 3gp) along with a one-page fact sheet with contact details for more information.

Most viewed videos in August

Solar drying of chillies
When chillies remain moist, moulds develop and the chillies will go bad. Some moulds produce a poison, called aflatoxin, which is toxic to people. To speed up drying and to dry your food hygienically you can use a solar dryer that uses the heat of the sun to dry fruits and vegetables.
Making rennet
The key ingredient to making cheese is rennet. This triggers the fats in the milk to bind together as curds, and the rest of the liquid runs off as whey. Whilst you can buy ready-made commercial rennet in liquid or powder form, in Egypt, rural women prefer to use natural rennet from the curds found in a calf’s stomach.

FROM OUR CHANGEMAKERS

ERAs@work
  • About 30 participants, including 11 young Entrepreneurs for Rural Access (ERA) and 18 local partners from Green Innovation Centre (CIV)/PARIZON, were trained in the use of the smart projector and Mergdata in Bamako. (see video)
  • Four young entrepreneurs from Tanzania participated in hands-on three days learning course (see photos)
  • A4D Consulting from Benin showed the video on 'Feeding snails' to train the farming communities of Zou and Collines department of Benin (see photos)

VOICES FROM THE FIELD

Access to trusted information for a green economy
Access to trusted information for a green economy
Farmers and media practitioners – both need access to reliable sources of information to do their work well. Farmers must have appropriate information and opportunities to learn so that they can make better informed decisions to cope with daunting challenges, such as climate change. For this, they generally depend on media, especially in regions, where they do not have regular access to agricultural extension workers.

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BLOG POSTS

Principles matter
Principles matter
In this age of restricted travel, when webinars have taken the place of conferences, at first, I missed face-to-face meetings a lot. But virtual events do allow one to get exposed to far more ideas than before. This is also the case when digital learning is introduced to farmers. Farmers are increasingly getting information online, like videos. But the videos have to be properly designed. Unlike following a cooking recipe on a YouTube video, in agriculture, recipes must be accompanied by basic principles, so that farmers can decide how to experiment with the new ideas.

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LIVE DIALOGUE

Youth in agricultural entrepreneurship: how can you succeed?
Youth in agricultural entrepreneurship: how can you succeed?
The third episode of Access Agriculture Facebook Live Dialogue was held on 3 September 2021 on the theme ‘Youth in agricultural entrepreneurship. Watch the video.
The Live Dialogue series has been launched to further engage with Access Agriculture Ambassadors, Entrepreneurs for Rural Access (ERAs) and other local partners and stimulate discussion on issues relating to Access Agriculture activities.

MEET OUR AMBASSADOR

Moses Kaufa
Moses Kaufa
Moses Kaufa is a media professional with a bachelor of science degree in mass communication. He has over ten years of experience in audio-visual production, publishing, community and rural development projects management, message development and translations, community mobilization and civic education, community and institutional capacity strengthening, advocacy and social media communication. Currently he is involved in farmer-to-farmer video production, supporting rural development innovations and promoting the dissemination of farmer-to-farmer videos in Malawi. And he is very hopeful to play his role as an Access Agriculture Ambassador.

 

WINNER OF THE MONTHLY QUIZ

 

Richard Jorge Delgadillo Copa
Richard Jorge Delgadillo Copa
Winner of Access Agriculture August 2021 Quiz contest
Read more .... বাংলা | Français | हिंदी | Português | Español
The September 2021 Quiz will be open from 1-15 September 2021.
Check out the contest here: www.accessagriculture.org

 

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