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CAADP XP4

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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr Aggrey AGUMYA, Executive Director-Designate for FARA

Accra, Ghana, March 3, 2023 The Board of Directors of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, during its 31st Ordinary session held March 1-3 at the Lancaster Hotel Accra, Ghana, performed one of the key statutory functions of the Board in conducting the successful appointment process of the next Executive Director of FARA. The …

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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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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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