BRIEF REPORT ON VIRTUAL MEETING ON COVID-19 AND EXTENSION IN MALAWI

Malawi Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (MaFAAS), an umbrella body for extension advisory service providers, organized a virtual/zoom meeting through African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) zoom platform. The meeting took place on 30th of April 2020. The main agenda for the meeting was to share experiences among stakeholders on how COVID-19 has affected delivery of extension services and the coping strategies used. The meeting further outlined the way forward based on suggestion from stakeholder participants. There were thirty-six participants from different organizations across Malawi and beyond. Among the participants were Chairpersons from District Agriculture Extension Coordinating Committees (DAECCs).