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.
In the framework of building capacity of its members, the Cameroon Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (CAMFAAS) in collaboration with the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) and Cooperative des Experts en Appui Conseil (COOPEXP) and with support from the government of Cameroon, CAMFAAS organised a training of trainers (ToT) workshop on Postharvest management and the New Extensionist Learning Kit (
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.
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.