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
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.
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.