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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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Climate Smart Agriculture for Smart farmers in Malawi

Malawi Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services visited a farmer field school in Lilongwe on their mission of knowledge management and sharing. The extension advisory service provider Mrs. Monique Mandala took the team to a most surprising and educative place Phanga Village where there is Phanga Farmer Field School. It’s all smiles for small holder farmers …

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Double benefits for youth and private actor participation in scaling up successful extension approaches and scale up: Opportunities and challenges

Different extension approaches have been developed and tested.  Among these approaches include farmer field schools (FFS) and Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Production (SHEP) approach. Their success is largely pegged on among other factors, such as how they have assimilated youth and private actors as agents and participants or beneficiaries. Their integration is critical in scaling …

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New promising projects starting in 2020

  Facilitating advancement of AEAS is one of the Pillars of AFAAS, with one of the key objectives being leveraging partnerships and projects for advancement of AEAS. Based on this, AFAAS has proactively engaged with several partners, a result of which a number of collaborative projects, key among which are  stated below,  have been approved …

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The Eastern Africa Field Schools Support Hub officially launched

The Eastern Africa Field Schools Support Hub has officially been launched in Entebbe, Uganda. The colorful event was held at the Entebbe Botanical Beach Hotel on 30th May 2018. The launch was attended by key Field Schools delegates including Permanent Secretaries, Director Generals, Directors of Extension, International Agencies/ Institutions, Academia, Farmer representatives and members of the …

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