Need of the hour: Assamese language training videos on agroecology and organic farming
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A Video Translation Workshop was organised by Access Agriculture, 1-3 November 2023, in Guwahati, Assam, as part of the ‘Support to Agroecological Transformation Processes in India’ (SuATI) project.
The SuATI project is being implemented in India by the German development agency, GIZ, in close collaboration with governmental and nongovernmental partners.
The 3-day Video Translation Workshop included hands-on sessions on translation of video scripts into Assamese using farmer-friendly terminology, audio-recording, sound-proofing techniques and audio editing.
The participants, representing researchers, translators, communicators and media professionals, were selected from Assam based on their expertise and skillset. Working in teams, they showed keen interest in learning new skills and expressed their commitment to follow the strict quality standards of Access Agriculture videos.
At the closing ceremony which included the award of certificates, the participants conveyed their appreciation to GIZ and Access Agriculture for giving them this wonderful opportunity to enhance their multimedia skills and knowledge of eco-friendly agriculture.
Phil Malone, Access Agriculture Co-founder, who joined the workshop online at the closing ceremony of the workshop encouraged the participants to continue with the same enthusiasm and thanked the experts for their valuable feedback.
Guests, stakeholders, participants and organisers, who were present at the various sessions of the workshop, included the following:
Dhirendra Nath Kalita, Head of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of Kamrup district, Assam
Jyoti Bikash Nath, Senior Specialist for Communications and Extension, IRRI, Guwahati, Assam
Pradipta Kishor Chand, Agriculture Advisor, GIZ-SuATI, Assam
Manoshi Chakrovorty, Junior Agriculture Advisor, GIZ-SuATI, Assam
Sangeeta Kakoty, Deputy Director, EMPC & Station Manager, Jnan Taranga CR, KKHSOU, Assam
Khagendra Sarmah, Retd. Deputy Director of Agriculture, Govt. of Assam
Jubee Goswami, Independent translator, Assam
Pinky Malakar, Broadcaster and Anchor (Freelance) & All India Radio Guwahati (Casual), Assam
Sangeeta Choudhury, Anchor (Freelance) & Jnan Taranga Community Radio, KKHSOU, Assam
Abani Kumar Choudhury, Coordinator, National Livestock Mission, Govt. of Assam
Reetu Gogoi, Anchor, Doordarshan Kendra & Jnan Taranga CR, Assam
Pulakita Baruah, Announcer, All India Radio & Host Krishi Darshan, Doordarshan, Assam
Bhaskar Jyoti Acharjya, Radio Broadcaster, Scriptwriter, Guest Faculty, & Musician, Assam
Phil Malone, Access Agriculture Co-founder (Virtual)
Atul Pagar, Consultant Trainer, Access Agriculture
Kevin Mutonga, Global Translation Co-ordinator, Access Agriculture (Virtual)
Savitri Mohapatra, Access Agriculture Project Supervisor for GIZ SuATI project
R.Raman, ICT Officer, Access Agriculture
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