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Policy and Practice Nexus: Generating Agricultural Extension
Content for Agricultural Innovations Systems Actors.

On the 2nd November 2023, AFAAS in collaboration with FARA organised a policy development training for its stakeholders (Country Fora , Regional Fora and Secretariat Staff) that was aimed at building their technical capacities in policy and how to effectively engage policymakers using policy briefs as an advocacy tool. A policy brief is a vital …

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Transformative Agricultural Impacts through Digital Connectors in Ugandan and Kenyan Farming Communities

Written by Bella Bashir Kampala-Uganda: The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), in partnership with Ag-Connectors through its Country Chapters in Uganda and Kenya, is spearheading a transformative initiative on Digital connectors for Farming Communities project (DC4FC) in districts of Luweero and Bugiri districts in Uganda, as well as Muranga County in Kenya. The …

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CAADP-XP4 Consortium Strengthens Capacity of Agricultural Stakeholders on Resource Mobilization at a 5-Day IntensiveTraining in Uganda

Authors: Ibenu Sharon (AFAAS), Bridget Kakuwa (CCARDESA), Benjamin Abugri (FARA) 14th August, Kampala – Uganda – With the overarching goal of fostering sustainable agricultural research transformation and rural development across Africa, the importance of strategic alliances and effective resource mobilization cannot be overstated. To this end, the CAADPXP4 Consortium comprising the Forum for Agricultural Research …

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Unlocking the Power of Unity through Famer Field Schools

In 2022, Vibrant We Youth Group emerged as a beacon of hope in Kyakayege village, Katwe sub-county, Sembabule district. Comprising 26 members (8 males and 18 females), the group was united under the leadership of Mahadi Muyise as the chairperson and Orikiriza Joan as the assistant chairperson. Every Sunday at 2pm, these dedicated individuals gathered …

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Delivering Extension to the ‘Last Mile’ Bridging the gap for Rural Communities; A case of Joseph Ng’ang’a Kihara, avocado farmer, Central Kenya

Extension services play a crucial role in supporting farmers and rural communities by providing them with valuable knowledge, training, and resources to improve agricultural practices and livelihoods. The African Forum for Agriculture Advisory Services (AFAAS) through its Country Forums has been implementing ‘the Last Mile Project’ in three countries in Africa; Kenya Malawi and Cameroon …

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East African stakeholders get Knowledge Management Training to Catalyze Improvement in Rural Livelihoods

By Sharon Ibenu (AFAAS), Genevieve Apio (ASARECA), Daniel Peprah (FARA) Kigali-Rwanda: A consortium consisting of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the Association of Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), and the Eastern Farmers Federation (EAFF) are conducting a five-day training for implementing teams from the National Agricultural Research and Extension …

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Increasing access to improved grain storage metal silos in Ethiopia

A youth group comprising four members was established three years ago in Ethiopia, Durbete, South Achefer district with the support of a project which aims to build the capacity of farmers and extension workers to reduce post-harvest food losses. These young people were drawn from rural communities and were unemployed despite having completed vocational training on metalwork …

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FAO Farmers’ Field School empowered Kawkab to become a community leader

17/01/2023: Kawkab Al-Yassin’s entrepreneurial initiative in rural Homes has been a lifeline for her neighbors. The mother of three from west Al-Farhaniyah, rural Homs, is making use of her knowledge to manage a production network of ‘mooneh’ – homemade preserved food-, and has successfully used this initiative to create up to 14 jobs for women …

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BIO4Africa report outlines inclusive and sustainable bio-based business models for rural Africa

Field testing of bio-based technologies is underway at the BIO4Africa test sites in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal and Uganda. Now attention has turned to the inclusive and sustainable business models that will secure the technologies’ long-term contribution to food and nutritional security and incomes across rural Africa. AFAAS presents the outline for the business models …

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