African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services

News and Updates

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 …

AFAAS Launches the 6th Africa Wide Agricultural Extension Week 2023, Minister Calls For African Countries To Embrace Climate Smart Agriculture Read More »

AFAAS Country Fora, a Delivery Mechanism for CAADP-XP4 Programme

Nairobi Kenya: The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) with support from the European Commission held an Internal review, planning and capacity development training workshop for its staff, CAADP-XP4 key implementing Country Fora and Technical Working Groups. The long week event that kicked off on the 9th, April 2022, at Nairobi Kenya brought together …

AFAAS Country Fora, a Delivery Mechanism for CAADP-XP4 Programme Read More »

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 …

TRAINING OF TRAINERS INTEGRATING THE TROPICAL AGRICULTURAL PLATFORM FRAMEWORK (TAP) INTO AFRICAN RESEARCH AND EXTENSION ORGANIZATIONS. Read More »

Engaging Youth and the Private Sector in Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services

East Africa Community of Practice Knowledge Sharing Event Background Agricultural extension and advisory services are critical for agricultural development. They provide mechanisms for information and knowledge exchange and human capital development on management practices, technologies and innovations along agricultural value chains. This reduces uncertainties facilitating appropriate decisions with optimal returns, leading to enhanced agricultural performance. …

Engaging Youth and the Private Sector in Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Read More »

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 …

AFAAS rapid migration towards a digitalized workspace Read More »

CAMFAAS stimulates professionalization of extension in Cameroon

The Cameroon Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (CAMFAAS) held its 2nd training workshop on the New Extensionist Learning Kit (NELK) and Postharvest Management (PHM) from 7th to 8th August 2019 in Yaoundé. This training was organized in line with CAMFAAS strategy on professionalization of extension service in Cameroon and based on demand from members and stakeholders regarding implementation …

CAMFAAS stimulates professionalization of extension in Cameroon Read More »

Cote d’Ivoire to host the 4th Agricultural Extension Week in Abidjan

The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is organizing, in partnership with the West and Central Africa Network of Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services (RESCAR-AOC), the National Agency for Rural Development (ANADER) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Cote d’Ivoire, the 4th Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week back to back with the 5th International Fair of …

Cote d’Ivoire to host the 4th Agricultural Extension Week in Abidjan Read More »

Côte d’Ivoire formalizes its Country Forum

Representatives of Agricultural Advisory Services of Côte d’Ivoire met in Abidjan on March 30, 2019 during the constitutive General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural and Rural Advisory of Côte d’Ivoire (FOCAR-CI). At the end of the Assembly that brought together 22 founder members, rules, procedure and statutes of the new multi-stakeholders platform were adopted. A …

Côte d’Ivoire formalizes its Country Forum Read More »