African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services

Capacity Building

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 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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TRAINING OF TRAINERS INTEGRATING THE TROPICAL AGRICULTURAL PLATFORM FRAMEWORK (TAP) INTO AFRICAN RESEARCH AND EXTENSION ORGANIZATIONS.

Nairobi Kenya: The Training of Trainers integrating the Tropical Agricultural Platform Framework (TAP) into African Research and Extension Organizations was held on 23rd March to 25th March 2022 at Hilton Hotel Nairobi Kenya. The training was organized by FAO’s Research and Extension Unit, together with CAADP XP4 organizations (The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services …

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The CAADP-XP4 institutions successfully hold a portfolio joint review, Advisory Committee and Technical Committee meetings

NAIROBI, KENYA:  on 1st February, The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), together with The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA); Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA); West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF); and the Forum for Agricultural …

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AFAAS Organizes the 5th Africa Wide Agricultural Extension Week held at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala Uganda

Download the declaration here Declaration in English Déclaration en Français Arabic / إعلان The 5th Africa Wide Agricultural Extension week 2021 is a continental event that brings together different participants from across Africa and globally to deliberate on strategic issues in agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS) in Africa. This year, the 5th AAEW 2021 …

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Tapping into Sustainable Land Management resource portal to enhance Extension

Digitalisation of Agricultural Extension and Advisory Service in Africa is a new trend supported by the AFAAS since the year 2020. The adoption and promotion of digital tools and platforms has not only been mandatory because of the COVID-19, but also because AFAAS intends to be more effective and efficient in reaching and empowering a …

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Closing the AEAS capacity gap

Background  The African Forum for Advisory Services (AFAAS) hired a consultant, Myra Wopereis-Pura to conduct a capacity gap assessment and consequently propose a development plan to strengthen the capacities of agricultural extension and advisory service providers (AEAS). This was in line with the AFAAS Strategic plan 2018-2027 and component three of the CAADP XP4 Program. …

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Integrating knowledge management is a game changer in agriculture research and development

Marc Ghislain Bappa is a Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist with over six years of work experience with development institutions at national, regional and international levels including the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Feed the Future Africa Lead II Program and the Expertise France_Investment Climate Reform Facility. He is currently the …

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Tuning into technology transfer via Radio

Radio is helping the agriculture sector to boost technology transfer and development. From all the mass media means channels of communication, radio is the most important. It helps in communicating useful information on using improved agricultural technologies which are critical for the development of the rural farmers.  Recently, FOSCAR Mali in partnership with five researchers …

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Agricultural Massive Open Online Courses (AgMOOCs) for Extension Workers in Africa

Rapid advances in global knowledge economy are increasing the complexity of the challenge on least skilled workforce in Africa because the workforce requirements demand for innovativeness, flexibility and adaptiveness. In fact, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating unprecedented disruptions with the dramatic evolution of technological trends that are reshaping lives for millions of people around …

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Experience of AFAAS in applying the CDAIS tool

By Samson Eshetu (PhD), AFAAS Capacity and Institutional Development Specialist The EU initiative on the Development of Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture (DeSIRA) intends to boost the transformation of innovation in agriculture and food systems in partner countries and make them more resilient to climate change and better respond to development demands. The objective …

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Cameroonian RAS professionals trained on the New Extensionist and Postharvest management

In the framework of building capacity of its members, the Cameroon Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (CAMFAAS) in collaboration with the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) and Cooperative des Experts en Appui Conseil (COOPEXP) and with support from the government of Cameroon, CAMFAAS organised a training of …

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