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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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AFAAS Knowledge Management Champions 2022 Awarded; Determined to Reach the Last Mile

The CAADP-XP4 Consortium through the leadership of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa(FARA), with funding from the European Union  jointly and successfully  held the Knowledge Management for Agricultural Development (KM4AgD) Conference 2022 edition  from 14th to 16th September 2022 at Alisa Hotel, in Accra, Ghana. The conference themed Strengthening the African Knowledge Ecosystem for achieving & Sustaining …

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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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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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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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Digital Connectors for farming communities selected for ACP AIRTEA Funding

AFAAS’s Digital Connectors for farming communities was among eleven (11) Third-Party Projects selected for the ACP AIRTEA Third-Party funding under the project “Strengthening Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Ecosystem for Inclusive Rural Transformation and Livelihoods in Eastern Africa” (AIRTEA). The AIRTEA project is coordinated by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), together with the Association …

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AFAAS signs a MOU with African Agricultural Technology Foundation to Enhance Technology Adoption and Utilization in Africa

Kampala Uganda: On 16th November 2021, the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services together with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) actualized their partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to enable the two organizations carry out complementary research and innovation for Africa’s smallholder farmers. This was during the 5th Africa Wide Agricultural Extension Week …

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AFAAS and Farm Radio International (FRI) Collaborate to Digitalize Agricultural Extension Advisory Services

Speke Resort Munyonyo: The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) together with Farm Radio International (FRI) have actualized their partnership by signing a memorandum of understanding. The main objective of the MOU is  to provide a framework for continued collaboration between the parties to improve the quality of life of millions of farming households …

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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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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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