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Maliki Agnoro, Access Agriculture Ambassador, shares his experience

Maliki Agnoro, Access Agriculture Ambassador, shares his experience

January 12, 2022

Access Agriculture Ambassador, Maliki Agnoro, Founder/Director of the Gouvernail Consulting firm in Benin, shares his experience, lessons learnt and advice as with new Ambassadors. This podcast is in French.

Empower rural women to help achieve the ”zero hunger” goal!

Empower rural women to help achieve the ”zero hunger” goal!

November 17, 2021

Young women in rural India are constrained by limited access to knowledge and economic opportunities. At the same time, women food producers, who have been hit hard by climate change and COVID-19, need information on resilient natural farming practices. Unless strong efforts are urgently made to empower aspiring young women and marginalised women food producers to fully participate in rural transformation, it will be difficult to lift them out of poverty and achieve the "zero hunger" goal.

How can we empower these women? Phil Malone, Communications Specialist at Access Agriculture, explains to Savitri Mohapatra a new campaign launched to help rural women  and requests listeners to generously contribute to this noble cause. 

Lift them out of poverty and help achieve the "zero hunger" goal!!!

Managing rust diseases in wheat and barley (Summary)

Managing rust diseases in wheat and barley (Summary)

October 12, 2021

Rust diseases spread through wind and can rapidly develop in cool, wet weather. To know if your crop has rust disease, rub over the infected plant part to see if a yellow, brown or black powder sticks to your fingers. By combining organic methods, you will be able to grow a healthy crop, produce more and make more profit.

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Increasing production of local chickens (Summary)

Increasing production of local chickens (Summary)

October 11, 2021

Local chickens often produce few chicks because of various reasons. To improve both eggs and chick production, there are some simple measures you can take. By producing more local, healthy chickens, you can better feed your family and make some money.

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Coir pith (Summary)

Coir pith (Summary)

October 8, 2021

Coir pith degrades so slowly that it is often considered useless for agriculture. But well-decomposed coir pith can absorb five times its weight in water. So when applied to your soil, it can hold water much better. To prepare compost out of coir pith you need to break down the lignine. This can be done by good microbes.

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Cassava harvest made easier (Summary)

Cassava harvest made easier (Summary)

October 7, 2021

Ensure your soil is rich in organic matter and grow a legume intercrop to help keep your soil loose. Plant your cuttings horizontally or at a slant so the roots grow closer to the surface. With a simple tool you can uproot your cassava twice as fast.

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Spreading organic agricultural practices through training videos

Spreading organic agricultural practices through training videos

October 7, 2021

On 9 September 2021, Access Agriculture Director for International Development,  Paul Van Mele, gave a presentation at the 20th Organic World Congress, which took place digitally and on-site in Rennes, France, 6-10 September. His talk “Spreading organic agricultural practices through training videos” illustrated how digital learning tools and strategic partnerships are crucial to help reach more farmers to transition towards agroecology and organic farming across the global South. The presentation elicited great interest and led to several new exciting partnerships currently being developed, such as with the Intercontinental Network of Organic Farmers' Organisations (INOFO), the Global Alliance for Organic Districts (GAOD) and Regeneration International.  In addition to Paul, Access Agriculture was represented at the Congress by Executive Director, Josephine Rodgers and Communications Specialist, Phil Malone.

Further reading :  THE BAKER FARMERS | LA TABLÉE

Stronger plants with raised beds (Summary)

Stronger plants with raised beds (Summary)

October 5, 2021

Raised beds must be 20 to 30 centimetres high, 80 to 100 centimeters wide and the furrows 30 to 40 centimeters wide. The beds can be 50 to 100 meters long depending on the slope of the field. Because the beds are wide, water is channelled faster through the land, while seeping into the soil and reaching the roots of the crop directly.

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Managing false smut of rice (Summary)

Managing false smut of rice (Summary)

October 4, 2021

By applying a range of agroecological practices, you can avoid disease infestation in  your rice crop.

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Access Agriculture wins International Innovation Award

Access Agriculture wins International Innovation Award

October 4, 2021

Access Agriculture wins International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Access Agriculture has won the prestigious International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture in the category “Award for innovations that empower youth in sustainable food systems” based on its model of young entrepreneurs.

The jury panel, chaired by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Government of Switzerland, announced the winners at the World Food Forum event on October 1st, 2021. In total, there were 400 entries from 83 countries.

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