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.
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 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 of attracting youth into agriculture and related fields as well as into Agricultural Extension as a profession in order to create jobs and
The success of AFAAS MDTFII project activities in the field depends on the ability of its stakeholders to implement and report accordingly to internal rules and procedures. This was the essence of the regional stakeholders workshop held recently in Kampala.