African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services

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CAADP-XP IV Multi-Stakeholder Engagement and Learning Event

The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) will on the 10-12th, July 2024 hold a continental multi-stakeholder engagement and learning event to foster a collective stakeholder response in sustaining the scaling of agro-ecology and CSA practices in Africa at Capital Hotel & Spa, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. The event is aimed at developing actionable strategies …

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Enhancing the Soil User “Capacity to Innovate”. The primary pathway to sustainable management of African soil

by Wole Fatunbi It is now street knowledge that the availability of technology is not the central bane to improvement of Africa agriculture and management of the prime production asset, our soil. While technologies is modestly available, bringing the technologies from pilots to scale is still a key problem to overcome. Notable experts in the …

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A Circular Knowledge-based Bio-Economy offers a Feasible and Sustainable Development Solution for Socio-economic Transformation of Africa

In Africa, over 85% of the population (1.42 billion) depend on subsistence farming for livelihood [1], thus making most of the national economies solely based on agriculture without the support of the advanced manufacturing sector. The African food system is off-track, and climate is changing profoundly, making climate change and food insecurity one of the …

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FOSTERNG STAKEHOLDER COLABORATION AND NETWORKING

Written by Aubed Kang’ombeZulu MaFAAS CIKM. Malawi Forum for Agricultural Advisory services recently conducted an annual farming and extension conference. The event was organized alongside the Last mile project IFAD mission which was attended by AFAAS and its CFs, GFRAS and its regional representatives. Over 50 member organizations of MaFAAS showcased different innovations being implemented …

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Making our knowledge travel – A new African Union, CAADP-XP4, and CGIAR partnership framework for Knowledge Management

Key African institutions and CGIAR have drafted a new agriculture-for-development knowledge management (KM) framework for Africa to enhance research (and extension) collaboration that transforms and sustains food, land and water systems. The framework was co-designed by staff from staff of the CAADP-XP4 partnership including African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and …

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KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AS AN INTERVENTION TO INCREASED AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION

Agriculture plays a significant role in food security and poverty alleviation, especially in the rural African households. African agriculture is however confronted by many challenges. Despite the recent progress in agricultural and land management technologies, agricultural production in most parts of the continent are still at subsistence levels with the small holder producers who dominate …

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2022 KM4AgD champions

KM4AgD champions 2022 Silvia Mburugu CIKM-Kenya Silvia is a Communication and Knowledge Management expert with over 10 years’ experience in managing integration and implementing projects for non-profit organizations. In addition, has corporate communications, public relations, writing and editing media relations having worked with diverse communities. Currently as the communications Information and Knowledge Management Facilitator at …

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2021 KM4AgD champions

2021 KM4AgD champions     Fadlullah Issa AFAAS- Nigeria Dr Fadlullah Olayiwola, Issa is a Principal Extension Specialist in the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Fadlullah obtained his PhD in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology and Masters in Journalism from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; MSc in Agricultural Extension …

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CAADP-XP4 programme under review in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Johannesburg, South Africa; CAADP XP4 Programme, a European Union funded Programme managed by IFAD is undergoing a Mid Term Review (MTR) organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD) at Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 16th to 22nd May 2022.  The MTR meeting will focus on the impact pathways of the thematic areas of the …

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Gender integration in AFAAS policy in the framework of CAADP

A recent desk study assesses the aim for, and extent of, gender integration in policy documents of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), the Framework for African Agricultural Productivity (FAAP) and the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS). It proposes recommendations to strengthen gender integration in AFAAS documents to enhance the attainment of …

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Digital Connectors for farming communities selected for ACP AIRTEA Funding

AFAAS’s Digital Connectors for farming communities was among eleven (11) Third-Party Projects selected for the ACP AIRTEA Third-Party funding under the project “Strengthening Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Ecosystem for Inclusive Rural Transformation and Livelihoods in Eastern Africa” (AIRTEA). The AIRTEA project is coordinated by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), together with the Association …

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The CAADP-XP4 institutions successfully hold a portfolio joint review, Advisory Committee and Technical Committee meetings

NAIROBI, KENYA:  on 1st February, The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), together with The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA); Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA); West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF); and the Forum for Agricultural …

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