Title : AFAAS STAKEHOLDERS’ REGIONAL WORKSHOP
Date of publication: September 2017
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Number of pages: 3
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AFAAS is a continental platform for mutual learning and innovation among agricultural extension and advisory services providers across Africa. Its goal is “enhanced utilization of improved knowledge and technologies by farmers and other agricultural value chain actors for improving productivity oriented towards their individual and national development objectives”. AFAAS has been contributing to African Union’s goal of delivering average growth rate of 6% GDP. Cognisant of the fact that the African Union Commission (AUC) has recommitted itself to enhancing CAADP momentum based on the Malabo declaration of June 2014, which emphasises accelerating agricultural growth and transformation for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods. The MoU between AFAAS and AUC currently anchors AFAAS into the initiatives arising out of the African Heads of State Malabo Declaration. Most notably, AFAAS is providing leadership in the planning and implementation of the AEAS interventions rooted into the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa that is spearheaded by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). Therefore, AFAAS plays the fundamental role of enhancing the utilisation and adoption of: productivity enhancing technologies, innovations; value adding processes; and, loss reducing practices; largely among smallholder producers.