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    Date: 05 Sep, 2017

    The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is organizing in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the South African Society for Agricultural Extension (SASAE) the 3rd Africa Wide...


    AFAAS and EUFRAS enhance their cooperation

    Date: 10 Jul, 2017

    Münster, Germany, 21 June, 2017 The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) represented by its Executive Director, Dr Silim Nahdy and the European Forum for Rural Advisory Services (EUFRAS) represented by Tom Kelly signed a...

  • AFAAS - EU collaboration more welded

    Date: 23 Jun, 2017

    On 2nd June 2017, Dr Silim Nadhy, AFAAS Executive Director paid a courtesy call to the Mr. Bernard Rey, Deputy head of Unit Rural development, food security, nutrition, from the Directorate general for international cooperation and development from...

  • AFAAS reinforces its partnership with Access Agriculture

    Date: 23 Jun, 2017

    Friday, 2nd June 2017, Dr Nelson Ojijo, the newly appointed Access Agriculture Executive Secretary paid a courtesy visit to AFAAS Secretariat in Kampala. Dr Ojijo was received by AFAAS staff led by Dr Silim Nahdy, the Executive Director. The main...

  • Agricultural extension speaks the language of farmer

    Date: 25 Apr, 2017

    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...

  • Group photo of participants at the stakeholders regional workshop in Kampala

    AFAAS builds capacity of its stakeholders

    Date: 11 Apr, 2017

    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...

  • Dr. Silim & Max Olupot from AFAAS & Aloys Lorkers & Jacqueline Uwamwiza

    Dr Silim M. Nahdy, Executive Director, AFAAS paid a courtesy call to the newly appointed Head of Section, Sustainable Development at EU Office in Kampala, Mr Aloys Lorkers.

    Date: 28 Nov, 2016

    Following the recent appointment of Mr. Aloys Lorkers as head of section for Sustainable Development, the AFAAS team made a courtesy visit to the EU offices 22nd November, 2016.  The AFAAS delegation was led by Dr Silim M. Nahdy, Executive Director...

  • Promotion of the New Extensionist and AEAS professionalization in Tanzania by AFAAS

    Date: 10 Aug, 2016

    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...

  • Capacity development on the New Extensionist in Ethiopia

    Date: 10 Aug, 2016

    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...

  • South Sudan country forum inaugurated in Juba

    Date: 29 Jun, 2016

    The inauguration of the South Sudan Forum for Agricultural Advisory Service (SoSFAAS) was done during the Extension Day held on the 15th of June 2016 in Juba.    Honorable James Janka Duku, the Minister of Livestock and Fisheries along with the...

  • AFAAS raised the voice of Agricultural Extension in Addis Ababa

    Date: 11 Jan, 2016

    The 2nd edition of the AFAAS Africa Wide-Agricultural Extension Week (AAEW 2015) was held from 12th -16th October 2015 in Addis- Ababa, Ethiopia. Participants came up with a final declaration in order to reboost Agricultural Extension and Advisory...

  • AFAAS and MEAS consolidate their partnership

    Date: 15 Dec, 2015

    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...


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