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UFAAS ‘Videos for Farmers’ training kicks off in Nakaseke District

The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) through its strategy on digitalizing Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (D4AEAS) employs various channels to reach the small holder farmer with appropriate agricultural information. In this view, the Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS) organized a training on Videos for Farmers from 11th-13th October, 2022 in …

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Malawi Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services Sets a Direction for Pluralistic Extension System

The Malawi Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services held its annual farming and extension conference from 19th- 22nd of July 2022 in Lilongwe, Malawi .This conference brought over 300 participants across different sectors within and outside Malawi. It was held  under the theme “‘Repositioning Delivery of Agricultural Advisory Services to better Contribute to Agriculture Development in …

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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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Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS) awards AgriHackthon winners

The Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS) and Dostrim Limited jointly organised for the first time a week-long Hackathon under the theme “Digitalizing Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services for Effective Service Delivery”. Dostrim Limited is an ICT firm, and member of UFAAS’s ICT technical working group under a Sub-grant from the African Forum for …

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Champion Teams from Uganda Hackathon 2021

Agriculture is a main source of income for the majority of Ugandans and employs the biggest percentage of the country’s population both directly and indirectly. However, agriculture faces a great range of challengeswhich include price ignorance, inaccessibility to market as farmers only focus on markets close to them. This could be affected by surplus in …

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Focus on digital solutions for rural under development with AFAAS Hackathon 2021 in Madagascar

As part of the continental Hackathon organized by AFAAS, Madagascar – through FCA Madagascar and AVANA HUB – launched its qualifier heat from 28 to 30 September 2021. About 20 teams, composed of over 70 developers, participated in the Hackathon at the national level. The first 6 teams, at a rate of two per theme, …

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Farmer field day for knowledge sharing in Malawi

The Malawi Forum for Agriculture Advisory Services (MaFAAS) recently participated in a farmer field day organised by the Lilongwe Agricultural Development Division, Lilongwe District Agriculture Office, Mpenu Extension Planning Area and the School for Agriculture and Family Independence (SAFI).  The field day was held under the theme: “Promoting Food and Nutrition through climate smart technologies” …

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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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Agroecological block, a promising ecological solution in Southern Madagascar

The Agro-ecological Technical Center of the South (CTAS) has developed agro-ecological regions in Southern Madagascar to promote sustainable food production in semi-arid areas. An agro-ecological block is a physical and biological development block (in a single piece), with an initial minimum area of 10 hectares used for r nutritional, productive and environmental purposes. An agro-ecological …

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Official Launch of the 5th Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week (AAEW) 2021 by Uganda’s Minister of State for Agriculture

The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) together with Uganda’s Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), and Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS) officially launched the 5th Africa-wide Agricultural Extension Week (AAEW) on August 18, 2021 that will take place from 14-20th November 2021 in Kampala, Uganda, and virtually. The AAEW …

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CAMFAAS LEADS AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION IN CAMEROON: Glance at the farmer innovation fair in Cameroon (FIPAC 2021)

Introduction The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) defines agricultural innovation as “the process by which individuals or organisations implement new or existing products, processes or organisational arrangements in a specific context to improve efficiency, competitiveness, resilience or environmental sustainability, thereby contributing to food security and nutrition, economic development and sustainable management of natural resources”. A …

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Youth in Climate Smart horticulture/vegetable production

Meet Nehemiah Kamya Buwule and Derrick Tumuhimbise Buwule, youths applying Climate Smart practices in horticulture at their Farmacy farm. Located in Bungo village, Kakakala parish, Zirobwe subcounty, Luwero District in Central Uganda, the farm is a one stop centre for vegetables of all kinds. With their small savings and a soft loan from their father, …

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