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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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Implementation of a DSpace Repository for The CAADP-XP4 Consortium

On the 13th to 15th December 2023, the CAADP XP4 Consortium had a DSpace scoping implementation workshop at ILRI, Nairobi Kenya. The main product from the meeting was an outline for an ‘Africa Agri-Knowledge explorer and repository ecosystem’ that could serve the shared goals of the partners and advance the wider science, innovation and transformation …

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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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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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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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Reviving FAAS Rwanda: A Path Towards Strengthening Agricultural Extension for Sustainable Development

Kigali-Rwanda 12th May: In the pursuit of sustainable development and food security, agricultural extension services play a pivotal role in bridging the knowledge gap between researchers, farmers, and other stakeholders. Recognizing the significance of effective agricultural extension systems, the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) and the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) …

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Uganda launches its 1st National Agricultural Extension Week 2023: Minister challenges actors to embrace innovative approaches

The Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) launched the National Agricultural Extension week 2023 on 31st March, 2023. Under the theme, “Unveiling innovative pluralistic AEAS approaches: Actors’ resilience and competitiveness for food security …

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Climate smart and diversified agriculture: Key to Sustainable Food, Nutrition and Income security

Agricultural field days are learning events organized and hosted by the producer in collaboration with agricultural value chain stakeholders. The event usually includes demonstration of specific good management practices, new innovations, research methods, and success stories. Such events are organized to market good agricultural practices that are promoted by different agricultural advisory service providers. On …

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Employing Graduates to Promote Sustainable Development in the Agricultural Sector: South Africa

South Africa has more than three million farmers but only 1989 public agricultural extension officers to keep them connected to government support. While the number of extension officers has increased due to the recruitment drive through the implementation of the extension recovery plan (ERP), producers at subsistence and smallholder level are still serviced through a …

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FCA Experimenting Videos for Farmers in Madagascar

Following the videos for farmers training an initiative by the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), Forum du Conseil Agricole (FCA) Madagascar have been collaborating with two local projects the Rural Autonomy and Development Training Center (CEDAR) and Rural Autonomy Empowerment (FM3A) to disseminate agricultural training videos widely among farmers through sustainable and well …

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AN EFFECTIVE ORGANIC FERTILIZER BANK IN CAMEROON

Agricultural innovation is a continuous process of improving productivity through better management of natural resources. In a context where the costs of fertilizers and pesticides have exploded on the market, the so-called conventional agriculture and dependent on these chemical inputs has become almost impossible to achieve for farmers who, for the most part, do not …

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