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.
As part of the dissemination of principles, practices and methods for postharvest management through online channels, FANRPAN, AFAAS and AGRIDEA held theirfirst webinar on 24th October 2017. The guiding theme of this was: “effectiveness, profitability, business opportunities, accessibility, acceptability and adoption of technologies and good practices for postharvest loss reduction”.
Ltoponua Leldimain is a young farmer in Samburu County in Kenya who heard an agricultural progamme on Serian FM and wasted no time calling up the presenter Nicholus Lenyakopiro. Nicholus in turn referred him to Agriculture Extension Officer, Mary Lemaletian to answer specific questions about his bean farm. The rest, as the saying goes, is history.
Dr Silim Nahdy, the AFAAS Executive Director received Pr McNamara, the Project Director for the Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services Project (MEAS Project) at AFAAS Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda. During their exchange, Dr Silim Nahdy and Pr McNamara emphasized on the Extension leadership programme, capacity building. They also agreed on new strategic directions, more engagement with farmer based organisations and the documentation of case studies.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between AFAAS, Ghana Country Forum and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) during the National Agricultural Extension Policy Review Forum held in Accra from May 05-14, 2015.