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GFRAS Network builds bridges to reach farmers

The Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) in collaboration with the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) organized, an International consultative workshop to review, complete and validate a joint proposal under the theme: “Delivering Extension Services to the Last-Mile: Improving smallholders' access to innovation and pluralistic, demand-driven extension services” from 21st to 22nd May 2018.

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The 4th MaFAAS Extension Week planned for June 2018

Participants at MaFAAS Extension Week 2017

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’’.

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UFAAS organised the first National Agricultural Extension Symposium in Uganda

Group photo of the Symposium

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.

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DURBAN DECLARATION: AFRICA AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION WEEK 2017

Logo of the 3rd 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 RevolutionThis 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

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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 seminar was attended by three staff and five post graduate students.

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Capacity development on the New Extensionist in Ethiopia

After the training of Trainers organized by AFAAS and GFRAS in 2015, ADPLAC had organized, with technical support from AFAAS staff, a training session for its 29 members (24 Male and 5 Females) who came from 9 regions. The training was held from May 26 to June 1, 2016 in Adama district, which is 100 km away from the capital Addis Ababa.

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