African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services

Author name: Sharon Ibenu

BIO4Africa report outlines inclusive and sustainable bio-based business models for rural Africa

Field testing of bio-based technologies is underway at the BIO4Africa test sites in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal and Uganda. Now attention has turned to the inclusive and sustainable business models that will secure the technologies’ long-term contribution to food and nutritional security and incomes across rural Africa. AFAAS presents the outline for the business models …

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AFAAS Launches the 6th Africa Wide Agricultural Extension Week 2023, Minister Calls For African Countries To Embrace Climate Smart Agriculture

Abuja-Nigeria: The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar has called for all African countries to embrace climate smart agriculture if they want to see an Africa where food insecurity, malnutrition, and poverty will be reduced and Farmers livelihoods improved. Dr. Abubakar stated this at the Regional Policy Dialogue on Integration of Climate …

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UFAAS ‘Videos for Farmers’ training kicks off in Nakaseke District

The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) through its strategy on digitalizing Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (D4AEAS) employs various channels to reach the small holder farmer with appropriate agricultural information. In this view, the Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS) organized a training on Videos for Farmers from 11th-13th October, 2022 in …

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CAADP-XP4 Consortium Reconnect Research to Extension (R2E)

Nairobi-Kenya: The 3rd Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Biennial Report (BR) stressed that “access to quality advisory services in agricultural production is important in all relevant segments of the food system”. There is a line that most Researchers won’t usually cross between the lab and the dusty field, yet that line makes all the difference in making …

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AFAAS Strengthens its Partnership with AGRINATURA -Signs an MoU

Accra-Ghana: The African forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) on the 16th September signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development (AGRINATURA) during the Science and Partnerships for Agriculture Conference held in Accra Ghana. The objective of the Memorandum of Understanding is to foster collaboration and strengthen working relationship …

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AFAAS Knowledge Management Champions 2022 Awarded; Determined to Reach the Last Mile

The CAADP-XP4 Consortium through the leadership of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa(FARA), with funding from the European Union  jointly and successfully  held the Knowledge Management for Agricultural Development (KM4AgD) Conference 2022 edition  from 14th to 16th September 2022 at Alisa Hotel, in Accra, Ghana. The conference themed Strengthening the African Knowledge Ecosystem for achieving & Sustaining …

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Rwanda Agriculture Extension model, a successful case of farmer field school institutionalisation in Eastern Africa

Rwanda is a small country with 26 338 km² and arable land estimated to 48% of its total area (FAO, 2016). Its population is estimated to 12,952,209 people (UN, 2019) and the majority of its rural households derive their income mainly from agricultural activities. As other countries of  Eastern Africa, Rwanda has experienced the use …

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Malawi Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services Sets a Direction for Pluralistic Extension System

The Malawi Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services held its annual farming and extension conference from 19th- 22nd of July 2022 in Lilongwe, Malawi .This conference brought over 300 participants across different sectors within and outside Malawi. It was held  under the theme “‘Repositioning Delivery of Agricultural Advisory Services to better Contribute to Agriculture Development in …

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Videos for Farmers; Innovative Tool for Agricultural Extension Advisory Service Delivery

‘’Agricultural transformation is a priority in the policy agenda of African governments in their quest to meet the challenges of food and nutrition insecurity, climate change, youth unemployment and overall economic growth. With the right policies, innovation and investment, the continent’s agriculture could be transformed into a powerhouse not only to feed a growing population …

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AFAAS, ASARECA and CCARDESA sign MoU to Work Together

The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS),The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) and the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA),have signed a Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration on improving Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) in Eastern, Central and …

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Can we Innovative and Double Efforts in Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) to Transform African Agriculture?

Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) are an indispensable enabler for agriculture led equitable prosperity (economic), stewardship (environment), and wellness (health) through the many and expanding roles AEAS play all over the world. The roles include farmer organization, market linkage, technology and practice promotion, stakeholder network development, while addressing persistent as well as emerging issues …

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AFAAS Country Fora, a Delivery Mechanism for CAADP-XP4 Programme

Nairobi Kenya: The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) with support from the European Commission held an Internal review, planning and capacity development training workshop for its staff, CAADP-XP4 key implementing Country Fora and Technical Working Groups. The long week event that kicked off on the 9th, April 2022, at Nairobi Kenya brought together …

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