African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services

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Last Mile Programme

Agricultural advisory services across continents are facing technical, social, environmental and climate change challenges. According to experts, new market-based mechanisms are required to ensure pluralism in rural advisory services (RAS) delivery based on demand. One of the key findings resulting from the institutional assessment conducted within the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) network, revealed the …

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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 …

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AFAAS and Partners join efforts for the future of Agricultural Advisory Services in Africa

What is the future for Agricultural Advisory Services in Africa? This was the main question during the joint regional workshop organised in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire by the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS), Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) Project, the Network for Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services (RESCAR-AOC) and African Forum for …

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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 …

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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 …

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Cameroonian RAS professionals trained on the New Extensionist and Postharvest management

In the framework of building capacity of its members, the Cameroon Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (CAMFAAS) in collaboration with the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) and Cooperative des Experts en Appui Conseil (COOPEXP) and with support from the government of Cameroon, CAMFAAS organised a training of …

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Le réseau GFRAS cherche des stratégies pour atteindre les agriculteurs

Le Forum Mondial pour les Services de Conseil rural (GFRAS) a organisé, en collaboration avec le Forum Africain pour les Services de Conseil Agricoles (AFAAS), un atelier international consultatif pour examiner, compléter et valider un projet conjoint sur le thème «Fournir des services de vulgarisation aux agriculteurs : améliorer l’accès des petits exploitants à l’innovation et à …

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The 4th MaFAAS Extension Week planned for June 2018

The Malawi Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (MaFAAS) is organizing the 2018 MaFAAS Extension Week from 18th to 22nd June 2018 in Lilongwe. The fourth edition of MaFAAS Extension Week will be held under the theme: ‘‘Energizing extension and advisory services for sustainable agricultural transformation adaptive to climate change’’. During this five-day event, participants will be interacting …

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UFAAS organised the first National Agricultural Extension Symposium in Uganda

The first Uganda National Agricultural Extension Symposium was successfully held from 13 – 15 March 2018 at Hotel Africana in Kampala. The symposium was organised under the theme” Enhancing Capacity and Quality Promoting Gender Responsive, Nutrition Sensitive and Professional AEAS in Uganda “. This symposium was the first of its kind with the aim of …

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DURBAN DECLARATION: AFRICA AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION WEEK 2017

The Durban Declaration is an appeal to action launched by 700 delegates gathered in Durban, South Africa from 30th October to 3rd November, 2017 to deliberate in the Third AFAAS Africa Agricultural Extension Week 2017 (AAEW 2017) on the theme “Scaling Up Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA): Integrating Youth, Women and the Digital Revolution”. This Declaration points out the importance …

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AFAAS and EUFRAS enhance their cooperation

Münster, Germany, 21 June, 2017 The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) represented by its Executive Director, Dr Silim Nahdy and the European Forum for Rural Advisory Services (EUFRAS) represented by Tom Kelly signed a cooperation agreement on 21 June, 2017 in Münster, Germany. Under this agreement, both parties decided to work together on some key …

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Promotion of the New Extensionist and AEAS professionalization in Tanzania by AFAAS

On 19th July 2016 in Morogoro, the AFAAS programme officer, Samson Eshetu had coordinated a seminar on “The New Extensionist and Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services professionalization at Global and continental level: Implication for Tanzania” for staff and post graduate students of the Department of Agricultural Extension and Community Development (DAECD), Sokoine University of Agriculture. The …

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