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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!!!

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

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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Audio source : FAO

Digital Extension Systems: Presentation by Dr Paul Van Mele

Digital Extension Systems: Presentation by Dr Paul Van Mele

June 4, 2021

Dr Paul Van Mele, Access Agriculture Director for International Development, speaking on "Digital Extension Systems" at the MANAGE International Conference on “Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services: Innovations to Impact”, 25-27 February 2021. The National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) is an autonomous organisation of the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, Hyderabad, India.

Watch the presentation on EcoAgtube: https://tinyurl.com/PaulVanMele 

 

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