Newsletter no 20 – March 2022

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Access Agriculture Panorama
No. 20 - March 2022

Healthier crops with good micro-organisms

New video from Access Agriculture : Healthier crops with good micro-organisms
Bangla | English | French

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‘Access Agriculture Panorama’
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EcoAgtube

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CCRP Film Festival videos on EcoAgtube
The Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) of McKnight Foundation organised a Farmer Research Film Festival ''Reimagining Research for Agroecology'' in October 2021. The films were livestreamed on EcoAgtube in three different languages (English, Spanish, and French) simultaneously during the film festival.
CCRP is now sharing all the 18 videos that were submitted for the Film Festival on EcoAgtube. Watch the videos here.
EcoAgtube is continuously adding new features to improve user experience. If your Project relates to ecology and you want to create a Project video page on EcoAgtube, please send your request with details (Project name, description) to support@ecoagtube.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Celebrating 10 years of Access Agriculture
2022 is a momentous year for Access Agriculture as the organisation celebrates its 10th anniversary. Our heartfelt thanks to all our donors and partners across the Global South for their strong support for the past 10 years. Several events are being planned throughout the year to mark this occasion. Watch this space!

Call for young entrepreneurs

Call for young entrepreneurs
in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India
Access Agriculture invites young people in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India to propose innovative ideas to start a business, or expand their existing services, around the dissemination of agricultural videos using a Digisoft Smart Projector.

Apply now! Present key ideas of a business proposal using a smart projector and your ideas can become reality. Win a smart projector! After registering on Access Agriculture website, you can access the form to submit your proposal.

For more information : KGJ India call 2022

Give wings to women entrepreneurs in rural India
Give wings to women entrepreneurs in rural India
Through this project, we anticipate the growth of a network of empowered young women entrepreneurs in rural southern India. They will not only provide for themselves and their families but will also bring to the local women farmers, a wealth of new ideas from around the world to improve their lives. This will contribute to the transformation of the food system in the local communities, leading to healthier diets, sustainable livelihoods and a reduction of agriculture's environmental impact.

New videos added in February

18 new videos (1 Arabic, 3 English, 3 French, 10 Fulfulde (Cameroon), and 1 Marathi) 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 February

Making chilli powder
When you pick your tomatoes, if you want to keep them longer, you have to find a way of reducing the temperature. As availability of electricity at village level can be a problem, ways have to be found to lower the temperature of this fragile crop. Some farmers at Dambatta in Kano State, Nigeria have used local mud bricks to make a very effective cooling chamber.
Making a good okra seeding
In Benin, producers show us how to plant okra properly. Put no more than 2 to 3 seeds in each hole and plant at proper spacing to let in air and allow the plants to develop well.

FROM OUR CHANGEMAKERS

ERAs@work

Ambassadors in Action
Access Agriculture Ambassador from Uganda, Grace Musimami, promoted Access Agriculture in a programme broadcast by UBC TV Uganda on KCOA-KHEA Farmers’ Caravan 2022: Sharing Organic Agric Knowledge and Experience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl8VVXd4gwM).
 
The Participatory Ecological Land Use Management Uganda secretariat (PELUM), Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture in Eastern Africa (KHEA), and Knowledge Centre for Organic Agriculture in Africa (KCOA) project teams launched a 4-day Farmer’s Caravan 2022 in February 2022. The overall objective of the Caravan was to gain practical knowledge, skills and approaches through peer-to-peer exchanges and learning from farmer-led enterprises. KHEA is part of KCOA, a collaborative country-led partnership supported by GIZ and implemented in partnership with non-governmental organisations across Africa, including Access Agriculture.

BLOG POSTS

Soil for a living planet
Soil for a living planet
In a refreshingly optimistic book, ‘The soil will save us’, Kristin Ohlson explains how agriculture could stop emitting carbon, and instead remove it from the air and place it in the soil.
Soil life is complex. A teaspoon of soil may harbour between one and seven billion living things. Microorganisms like fungi and bacteria give mineral nutrients to plants in exchange for carbon-rich sugars. Predatory protozoa and nematodes (worms) then eat the fungi and bacteria, releasing the nutrients from their bodies back to the soil.

Read more .... বাংলা | Français | हिंदी | Português | Español

Videos to teach kids good attitudes
Videos to teach kids good attitudes
Kenyan schools recently moved away from memorising facts, and towards learning skills, knowledge and attitudes. This “competency-based curriculum (CBC)” includes new topics like ICT, and agriculture. Lawrence Njagi, the CEO of Mountain Top Educational Publishers, explained that the challenge was finding a way to integrate both subjects. He eventually decided that the best way was with videos from Access Agriculture.

Read more .... বাংলা | Français | हिंदी | Português | Español

MEET OUR AMBASSADOR

Sarah Wambui Wanene
Sarah Wambui Wanene
Sarah Wambui Wanene is an agripreneur and community-based Farmers Field School facilitator. Sarah trains farmers in Farmers Field School setting across Kiambu County to increase productivity and profitability in poultry and dairy value chains. She takes great pride in training, coaching, and mentoring people in Agribusiness, Business Development Skills, and Entrepreneurship skills. With young people especially, this helps them to articulate their ideas better so they can grow their business. Sarah is very passionate about agribusiness development and seeing farmers achieve sustainable food security.

WINNER OF THE MONTHLY QUIZ
Banavath Pavan Kumar Naik - Winner of Access Agriculture February 2022 Quiz contest
Banavath Pavan Kumar Naik
Winner of Access Agriculture February 2022 Quiz contest
Read more .... বাংলা | Français | हिंदी | Português | Español
The March 2022 Quiz will be open from 1-15 March 2022.
Check out the contest here: www.accessagriculture.org

 

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