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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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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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CLIMATE CHANGE is here with us; KeFAAS in-bid to foster farmers!

In bid to promote Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), the Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services – Kenya (KeFAAS) through its membership has strived to provide technical knowledge, management skills, and information services that smallholder farmers need to improve their livelihoods in the rapidly changing global climatic conditions. The approach is seen as a solution to help …

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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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Young Kenyan Farmer Remains Resilient To Beat Food Value Chain Break Amid Virus Outbreak

GFRAS-YPARD Competition “Coping with COVID-19: Stories from the Field” This story won the 2nd Place in the Youth Category in Kenya By KEVIN ODUOR LUNZALU COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted food value chains locally, nationally, and internationally. The business of keeping Kenya fed, is kept going by young, resilient, adaptive, and ambitious farmers who have vowed to …

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Tackling the Enemy: COVID-19 Control Measures

GFRAS-YPARD Competition “Coping with COVID-19: Stories from the Field” This story won the 1st Place in the General Category in Kenya By Hudson Wereh Shiraku “If we continue to behave normally, this disease will treat us abnormally. Behaving normal under these circumstances is akin to having a death wish” These were the heart-wrenching words of …

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Local Cluster-Based Food Value Chain, Solving Supply Disruption In The Wake Of COVID-19 Pandemic

GFRAS-YPARD Competition “Coping with COVID-19: Stories from the Field” This story won the 1st Place in the Youth Category in Kenya By KEVIN ODUOR LUNZALU COVID-19 pandemic has disoriented the already vulnerable food value chains in Kenya. With little supply diversification mechanisms especially at the local level, smallholder farmers in Kenya suffer the most whenever unexpected …

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Dealing with emerging issue of COVID 19; underlying global food insecurity

By Silvia Muburu CIKM facilitator, KeFAAS Food security and economic crisis have highlighted both the urgent need and potential for developing sustainable agricultural systems. Nearly one billion people – one out of nine globally – lack access to adequate food and nutrition. It is envisioned by 2050 the global population will surpass 9 billion people, …

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Kenya

The Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services – Kenya (KeFAAS) was launched on 22 May 2015 following a two day stakeholder’s workshop in Nyeri. Members resolved to register KeFAAS as a non- Governmental Organization. KeFAAS itself is an umbrella organisation of agricultural advisory services (AAS) providers, actors and stakeholders in Kenya. The mission of KeFAAS is …

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