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Increasing access to improved grain storage metal silos in Ethiopia

A youth group comprising four members was established three years ago in Ethiopia, Durbete, South Achefer district with the support of a project which aims to build the capacity of farmers and extension workers to reduce post-harvest food losses. These young people were drawn from rural communities and were unemployed despite having completed vocational training on metalwork …

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FAO Farmers’ Field School empowered Kawkab to become a community leader

17/01/2023: Kawkab Al-Yassin’s entrepreneurial initiative in rural Homes has been a lifeline for her neighbors. The mother of three from west Al-Farhaniyah, rural Homs, is making use of her knowledge to manage a production network of ‘mooneh’ – homemade preserved food-, and has successfully used this initiative to create up to 14 jobs for women …

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Rwanda Agriculture Extension model, a successful case of farmer field school institutionalisation in Eastern Africa

Rwanda is a small country with 26 338 km² and arable land estimated to 48% of its total area (FAO, 2016). Its population is estimated to 12,952,209 people (UN, 2019) and the majority of its rural households derive their income mainly from agricultural activities. As other countries of  Eastern Africa, Rwanda has experienced the use …

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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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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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Ending Gender Based Violence in Agriculture Sector with Gender Champions

Winfred Khwangwala, 66, is married, with 5 children and 4 grandchildren. He is a community-based facilitator and gender champion for Malamulo Farmer Field School (FFS) at Helemani Village, Traditional Authority Khwethemule in Thyolo. He became a full- time farmer in the year 2017 following retirement from his profession as a Printer at Malamulo Publishing House …

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