Access Agriculture: Enabling 'Videos for farmers' from global to local level

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Presentation by Paul Van Mele, Chairman, Access Agriculture
Session: Institutional Experiences
on 7 Nov 2013
ICT4Ag, Kigali, Rwanda

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Access Agriculture: Enabling 'Videos for farmers' from global to local level

  1. 1. Access Agriculture: Enabling 'Videos for farmers' from global to local level Paul Van Mele paul@accessagriculture.org
  2. 2. Farmers like to share their knowledge and experiences, but how to reach many more farmers?
  3. 3. A need for a web-based video-sharing platform? YES! • • • • • Growing interest in extension Attention to farmer innovation (Spore, ProLINNOVA) A gold mine of farmer field schools Organisations want greater impact at regional level Many service providers want to use quality videos
  4. 4. 28 % of respondents 30 21 24 20 17 10 10 0 Figure 1. Frequency of searching web for training videos, n=442 (Source: Agro-Insight, 2011)
  5. 5. 70 % of respondents 60 59 50 40 30 23 20 11 10 6 0 Very Quite Fairly A little 1 Not Figure 2. Perceived usefulness to establish a new web-based platform for agricultural training videos, n=442 (Source: Agro-Insight, 2011)
  6. 6. Making videos accessible to youth and women • Village setting • Youth and womenfriendly organisations • Time of the day convenient for women • Leave DVDs in the community
  7. 7. National Access Agriculture : Videos for farmers content identification video production dissemination & use Collaboration and training Access Agriculture – Farmer Organisations & Advisory Service Providers Web Platform Global Access Agriculture knowledge management with GFRAS and AFAAS fostering of partnerships with private sector filtering & upload of ag videos
  8. 8. Ready to join us? Dr. Florent Okry Access Agriculture West & Central Africa www.accessagriculture.org

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