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  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:49am

    Access Agriculture has relaunched its website with a fresh new look: www.accessagriculture.org   

    The dynamic method of page design means that you will always see the maximum amount of information on your connected device.

    Two trends have been revealed over the past year, that more people are using the website from mobile devices and the vast majority of new registrations are from farmers.

    Programmes on the Access Agriculture website have been produced by local...

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  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:56am

    Access Agriculture (www.accessagriculture.org), an international NGO based in Nairobi, Kenya, is inviting applications for the position of Programme Leader, Farmers’ Knowledge Platform, to be stationed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. For detailed job description and requirements, please visit our website: https://www.accessagriculture.org/job-vacancies. Interested...

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  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:11pm

    Infoladies from iSocial will soon cycle throughout rural Bangladesh equipped with quality training videos hosted on the Access Agriculture video-sharing platform. The new partnership will add an exciting dimension of South-South rural learning to the diverse services already provided by these enterpreneurial women.

    On 15 October 2017 Access Agriculture and iSocial signed a Memorandum of Understanding in a ceremony held at the iSocial Office in...

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  • Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:38am

    “Agricultural technologies can be disseminated to the farmers through videos. This initiative will become popular among farmers, I believe”, said the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Mr Md Mosharraf Hossain.  He was chief guest at a day long workshop on “Videos for Farmers: prospects in Bangladesh” jointly organised by Agriculture Information Service (AIS), Access Agriculture and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on 6 August in the AIS conference room.

    Mr Hossain added that farmers’ field experiences and success...

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  • Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:32pm

    The international NGO Access Agriculture seeks to recruit a Social Media Co-ordinator to increase awareness of its video platforms and to strengthen synergies with other social media platforms by engaging a resourceful, vibrant, self-motivated, hands-on person to handle its social media function.

    Further details can be found on the Access Agriculture job-vacancies page.

    People interested in this...

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  • Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:41am

    Co-founder of Access Agriculture, Paul Van Mele has been voted in as Chair of the organisation for a further 3 years.  He will be supported by Vice-Chair, Mary Kamau, former director of Extension Services at Kenya’s Agriculture Ministry, and Treasurer, Alphan Njeru, a retired senior partner with PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Kenya.

    The international NGO has also seen a transition from founding Executive Secretary Bob Muchina to the new holder of the post, Nelson Ojijo who joined from FARA (Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa) in Accra, Ghana.

    The Board thanked...

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  • Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:47am

    From May 7th to May 19th Access Agriculture trained twelve people in the production of quality farmer-to-farmer training videos. Trainees were nominated by our respective partner organisations: Practical Action (Bangladesh and South Asia regional office in Nepal) and the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB).

    This two-week intensive training was preceded by a video translation workshop in Bangladesh. Future video productions by each of these organisations will be complemented by translated videos made by other partners in other countries and continents,...

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  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 4:15pm

    In less than four years, Access Agriculture has reached the milestone of attracting over 100,000 visitors to its website.

    To quote Sean Granville-Ross, the Uganda Country Director from partner organisation Mercy Corps, “Access Agriculture has the best and largest online agriculture training video library that is in many languages.”

    Access Agriculture makes South-South learning so attractive that 100... More

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 - 8:06am

    More than one and a half million farmers that benefit from better market prices through the Fairtrade scheme may soon benefit from broader livelihood support. Through a strategic partnership, Access Agriculture and Fairtrade will jointly explore opportunities to strengthen the knowledge and livelihood options of Fairtrade producers and workers.

    Fairtrade is a global movement that addresses the injustices of conventional trade. The Fairtrade Premium paid to Fairtrade producers is invested in social, environmental and educational projects decided upon by the communities themselves....

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  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:39am

    If you haven’t heard of it – you should be aware that this year the theme for UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day is “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”… so international “Farmer to Farmer” agricultural video organisation, Access Agriculture, is doing its bit to mark the day. The Nairobi-based organisation already has 75 languages represented on its website www.accessagriculture.org.

    The ability to have quality agricultural training videos in the local...

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