African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services

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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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Resources and reflections from Uganda’s first Virtual Agricultural Extension Symposium

How can agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS) be positioned for resilient agriculture and food systems?  This was the discussion at Uganda’s third Agricultural extension Symposium.  The event which brought together a community of researchers, practitioners and policymakers from Uganda and beyond took place on 10-20th July 2020, at a time when most countries were …

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L’éducation des Jeunes entrepreneurs et le renforcement des chaines de valeur Agricole par REJIPAQAM/ FOSCAR-Mali

Contexte REJIPAQAM (Réseau des Jeunes Ingénieurs pour la Promotion de l’Assurance Qualité Alimentaire du Mali) est une entreprise qui regroupe comme son nom l’indique des jeunes universitaires ingénieurs dans les différents maillons de la chaine alimentaire. Elle a été créée et enregistrée en 2018 sous la forme Coopérative, est un réseau de jeunes scientifiques maliens …

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Introduction of YAM Minisett Technique to Farmers at upper Bosomtwi community in the Eastern region of Ghana

The Ghana Forum for Agricultural Advisory Support and Services (GFAASS) which is a network of persons operating in the agricultural sector in Ghana, comprising members of Extensionist, Farmers, Researchers, NGOs, and other actors along the agricultural value with the aim learning and sharing extension innovations, providing strategic inputs into the country’s extension policy and providing …

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Vertical Bag Gardening for Healthy Diets in the Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

Advances in technology are key to the future of agriculture as farmers strive to feed the world with limited natural resources. Kenya has in the recent past faced recurrent food security and nutrition challenges resulting to rocketing food prices, high input prices, prolonged and severe drought and high inflation rate. The impact of COVID-19 on …

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CAMFAAS dissémine des innovations en matière d’Agriculture Climato-intelligente

Dans un contexte de changement climatique ou la régularité de l’alternance entre la saison pluvieuse et la saison sèche est fortement perturbée, les agriculteurs s’interrogent sur les stratégies de résilience durables à adopter. Par ailleurs, la production agricole étant tributaire d’intrants comme les semences, les engrais et les produits de traitement phytosanitaires, l’optimisation des rendements …

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How CEDAR initiative wants to contribute to SDG1 and SDG2 by promoting autonomy in remote areas of Madagascar.

After a journey of about 30 kilometers on bumpy roads to a Rural Community called Mahitsy, we discovered one of the four CEDAR sites that the Ecovillage Network in Madagascar, one of the CSA lead organisations in the Forum for Advisory Service in Madagascar, is supporting with Aqua Alimenta Switzerland. CEDAR stands for “Centre d’Entrainement …

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AFAAS rapid migration towards a digitalized workspace

By Dr Silim NahdyExecutive Director During the recent months, AFAAS has rapidly adopted to digital working mode. Board members are having periodical virtual meetings, connecting from twelve countries across Africa. The Secretariat has been conducting weekly or bi-weekly meetings and in addition, the AFAAS network at Country, Continental and Global levels have organized periodic webinars …

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Uganda launched its guidelines and standards in agricultural extension and advisory services

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries launched on Thursday 21st September, 2017 the Guidelines, Standards, Code of Ethics and Process for Registration and Accreditation of Extension Service Providers in Uganda. The event took place at Protea Hotel in Kampala and was graced by the State Minister for Animal Industry, Hon. Joy Kabatsi. The …

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