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 South Africa Forum for Extension and Advisory Services was officially launched on 30th October 2017 in Durban by Hon. Senzeni Zokwana, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The official launch took place during the gala dinner and national extension and advisory services awards. The South Africa forum is the 20th country fora officially launched within AFAAS network. The forum is aimed to provide a platform for information and knowledge exchange among AEAS actors within the country and supports/brokers peer-to-peer learning and interaction among AEAS actors.