African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services

Author name: Sharon Ibenu

CEA-FIRST, the Consortium Europe Africa on Research and Innovation for Food Systems Transformation Project Kicks off

12 – 14 February 2024. Tema in Accra, Ghana.   The  African Union  and the  European Union  alongside a number of  implementing partners have launched the Consortium Europe-Africa on Research and Innovation for Food Systems Transformation #CEA_FIRST  Project aimed at operationalizing the first priority of the AU-EU High level policy Dialogue (HLPD) focused on AU-EU International Research Consortium on Food …

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INTEGRATION OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND ADVISORY SERVICES INTO CROSS BORDER TRADE: STRATEGIC POLICY DIRECTION AND PERSPECTIVE FOR AFRICA

Regional integration has been promoted in Africa since the post-independence to ensure that states agree to cooperate and work closely together to achieve stability and wealth. In the 2000s, commitments, including Malabo Declaration on accelerated agricultural growth and transformation for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods by 2025, were made [1-2]. The AfCFTA agreement signed by …

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CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE (CSA) THROUGH EXTENSION AND ADVISORY SERVICES THAT DELIVERS FOR PEOPLE, CLIMATE AND NATURE IN AFRICA: POLICY AND INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS

Climate change is having a devastating impact on Africa, with extreme weather events costing the continent an estimated $50 billion annually by 2050. However, climate-smart agriculture (CSA) offers low-cost, eco-friendly, and integrated solutions to transform and reorient African agriculture production systems in the face of climate change. The CSA action will help to i) boost …

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6th Africa Wide Extension Week 2023 comes to a close

Dear Stakeholders,After Five days of deliberation with over 50 presentations,10 side events coupled with  networking opportunities, the 6th Africa-wide agricultural extension week has come to a close.  The final day of the Agricultural Extension Week marked the highest point of learning, sharing, and commitment, underscoring the essence of collaborative progress and the future of agricultural extension and …

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DIGITAL CONNECTION FOR FARMING COMMUNITIES
IN UGANDA

 Uganda’s agricultural extension face challenges like fake inputs, climate change, limited market information, gender related issues and the higher numbers of extension to farmer ratio. The departure from the non-conventional agriculture to more digital agriculture led to the existence of digital connection for the farming communities where the last mile is the main target group …

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IN UGANDA
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Existing Policies Supporting Digital Services and Investment in the Agricultural Sector in Kenya

This policy brief stems from a thorough examination of the policy landscape governing the agricultural sector in Kenya. It delves into the intricacies of existing policies, paying special attention to their stance on digital Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS). The study identifies policies that play a pivotal role in either fostering or hindering the …

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Policy and Practice Nexus: Generating Agricultural Extension
Content for Agricultural Innovations Systems Actors.

On the 2nd November 2023, AFAAS in collaboration with FARA organised a policy development training for its stakeholders (Country Fora , Regional Fora and Secretariat Staff) that was aimed at building their technical capacities in policy and how to effectively engage policymakers using policy briefs as an advocacy tool. A policy brief is a vital …

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Content for Agricultural Innovations Systems Actors.
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Transformative Agricultural Impacts through Digital Connectors in Ugandan and Kenyan Farming Communities

Written by Bella Bashir Kampala-Uganda: The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), in partnership with Ag-Connectors through its Country Chapters in Uganda and Kenya, is spearheading a transformative initiative on Digital connectors for Farming Communities project (DC4FC) in districts of Luweero and Bugiri districts in Uganda, as well as Muranga County in Kenya. The …

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CAADP-XP4 Consortium Strengthens Capacity of Agricultural Stakeholders on Resource Mobilization at a 5-Day IntensiveTraining in Uganda

Authors: Ibenu Sharon (AFAAS), Bridget Kakuwa (CCARDESA), Benjamin Abugri (FARA) 14th August, Kampala – Uganda – With the overarching goal of fostering sustainable agricultural research transformation and rural development across Africa, the importance of strategic alliances and effective resource mobilization cannot be overstated. To this end, the CAADPXP4 Consortium comprising the Forum for Agricultural Research …

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Unlocking the Power of Unity through Famer Field Schools

In 2022, Vibrant We Youth Group emerged as a beacon of hope in Kyakayege village, Katwe sub-county, Sembabule district. Comprising 26 members (8 males and 18 females), the group was united under the leadership of Mahadi Muyise as the chairperson and Orikiriza Joan as the assistant chairperson. Every Sunday at 2pm, these dedicated individuals gathered …

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Delivering Extension to the ‘Last Mile’ Bridging the gap for Rural Communities; A case of Joseph Ng’ang’a Kihara, avocado farmer, Central Kenya

Extension services play a crucial role in supporting farmers and rural communities by providing them with valuable knowledge, training, and resources to improve agricultural practices and livelihoods. The African Forum for Agriculture Advisory Services (AFAAS) through its Country Forums has been implementing ‘the Last Mile Project’ in three countries in Africa; Kenya Malawi and Cameroon …

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