Access Agriculture wins the Prize Digital for Development


Access Agriculture wins the Prize Digital for Development

Access to Agriculture (a video platform with agricultural videos) won the ‘Digital for Development’ Prize. Access Agriculture was selected as the winner of ‘iStandOut’ category at the biannual Prize Digital for Development (D4D).

Access to Agriculture seeks to promote innovations in sustainable agriculture and rural enterprises through capacity development and South-South exchange through farmer-to-farmer video trainings.

In many countries, farmers use local languages (and cannot speak English, French or Spanish). Access agriculture has trained local partners to translate videos into their own languages.

As a result of this win, Access Agriculture is planning to invest the Prize of 10,000 Euro in its Young Entrepreneurs Challenge Fund that will be officially launched in January 2019 to support local entrepreneurs in the South to start a business around last mile delivery of farmer training videos.

'Prize Digital for Development (D4D)' is an initiative of the Royal Museum of Central Africa.

Prize D4D rewards outstanding initiatives that use digitisation and new technologies as a lever for development towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Prize D4D aims to:

  • stimulate (new) stakeholders in their activities on digitisation for development in both developed and developing countries,
  • raise awareness among the general Belgian public,
  • structurally work towards linking the theme ‘Digital for Development’ to the programs of the Belgian development cooperation.

More information here

Source: Paepard/blog and D4D

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