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 of recommendations from the first training held in August 2019.
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.
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 Steering Committee that will lead FOCAR-CI has 13 members, chosen from different sectors. This Committee, chaired by ANADER, will be responsible for the following:
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 Agriculture and Animal Resources of Abidjan.
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 trainers (ToT) workshop on Postharvest management and the New Extensionist Learning Kit (
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 des services de vulgarisation pluralistes axés sur la demande ».
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’’.
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 forging even more solutions and partnerships that will move agricultural extension services in Uganda.