Title : AFAAS OPERATIONAL PLAN, FY 2018 – 2022
Date of publication: January 2018
Country of origin: –
Number of pages: 65
Target Audience: –
The AFAAS Operational Plan for the period 2018-2022 sets three major measureable objectives that are clearly linked and support the Strategy 2018 – 2027, notably:
- Strategically deliver knowledge of “good fit”, and inputs, products and engagement that are sound and influential in promoting, encouraging and extending knowledge and information exchange among AEAS leaders, academics, researchers, providers, practitioners and value chain participants and actors;
- Empower AEAS networks, service providers and actors to put to use the knowledge acquired, and facilitate their direct access to technologies needed to trigger knowledge application and deliver solutions to achieve impacts at multiple scales and shape AEAS management and delivery in positive ways; and,
- Sustain and enhance the AFAAS networking functions and AEAS thought leadership – Institutional development and services to members; Partnerships for strengthening capacities to achieve impacts at multiple scales; and : Foresight, thought leadership and coordinating opportunities, initiatives and learning.
The OP lists a total of 56 “actions” that will be implemented across the network, in accordance with the priorities of each participating country forum at an anticipated total budget for the OP is US$ 16,149,000. The OP describes short-term business strategies and explains how the AFAAS Strategy will be put into operation during the operational period, 2018 – 2022. It forms the basis for and justification of operating budget requests, and contributes to the outcomes and impact of the strategy but actions are geared towards accountability for outputs – Enhanced sharing of information and increased professional interaction; and, improved knowledge and professionalism of AEAS actors. This would lead to agricultural extension and advisory services having the combination of skills and capacity to support agricultural value chain actors in an inclusive and sustainable manner. AFAAS stakeholders would possess the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes for: (i) improved approaches to AEAS delivery, (ii) proactive and dynamic engagement in Africa’s agricultural transformation, and (iii) shaping AEAS pathways and policy to achieve impact on the ground and at scale. The enhanced utilization of improved knowledge and technologies by agricultural value chain actors would ultimately catalyse sustainable inclusive agricultural development to feed and create prosperity for Africa.