Title : AFAAS Annual Reports 2019
Date of publication: 2019
Country of origin: –
Number of pages: 22
Target Audience: –
The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is a continental platform for mutual learning and innovation among Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) providers across Africa. The AFAAS vision is: Agricultural extension and advisory services that effectively and efficiently contribute to sustained productivity and inclusive growth of agriculture for food and nutrition security, job and wealth creation in Africa. The mission is: To promote visibility and influence, participatory lesson learning, and add value to initiatives in agricultural extension and advisory services through skilling, knowledge management, sharing of information and increased professional interaction; Development goal: Enhanced utilization of improved knowledge and technologies by agricultural value chain actors to catalyse sustainable inclusive agricultural development to feed and create prosperity for Africa; and the Purpose: Agricultural extension and advisory services have the combination of skills and capacity to support agricultural value chain actors in an inclusive and sustainable manner.
AFAAS operates within the framework of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). It signed an MoU with African Union Commission (AUC) in April 2015, legitimizing it as AUC institution for AEAS in Africa. This MoU is being reviewed for renewal. AFAAS is one of the key African institution contributing to the AUC goal of delivering average annual growth rate of 6% GDP as enshrined in the CAADP agenda. AFAAS, specifically, focuses on knowledge and innovations’ support for enhancing the utilization and adoption of productivity-enhancing technologies, value-adding processes and postharvest practices in the value chains within which smallholder producers are embedded. It operates through Country Fora (CF), established as multi stakeholder fora for AEAS actors at national level.