BvAT receives Video Recording Equipment from Access Agriculture

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The Biovision Farmer Communication Programme and Biovision Africa Trust has received video recording equipment from Access Agriculture and can now communicate across all media channels. The programme, which is supported by Biovision Foundation, has been communicating via TOF Magazine, TOF Radio, Outreach and Infonet and can now add videos to its tools for disseminating knowledge to farmers.

The donation from Access Agriculture is in recognition of Biovision Farmer Communication Programme efforts in disseminating information on sustainable Agriculture. Access Agriculture is an international NGO which showcases agricultural training videos in local languages and has been supporting Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) in setting up a farmer to farmer video training unit.

Access Agriculture invited Musdalafa Lyaga, TOF Radio Assistant From 12 to 23 January 2015, for training in Farmer to farmer video production held at Kenya Forest Research Institute alongside 15 others from different organisations from Kenya, Egypt, Uganda and Malawi. The skills which Musdalafa acquired include pre-production (conducting research, reconnaissance and script writing), production (video shooting) and post production (editing and voice over). From 12 to 15 May, Access Agriculture trained Hudson Wereh, Biovision Communication Programme Project Assistant, and Musdalafa Lyaga on audio production and translation of videos to local languages.

Access Agriculture is also funding the production of a farmer training video by BvAT on Potato storage using sawdust, an award winning radio program by John Cheburet, TOF Radio manager, which was recognized by FAO. In November 2015, Biovision Africa Trust scooped the best media award during Access Agriculture 2015 awards.

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