Mr. Manahaya Coulibaly, Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, received in audience on 27 June 2019, a delegation of Board members of the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) accompanied by the Executive Director and the Secretariat staff. This audience took place the day after the joint regional workshop held in Abidjan from 24th to 26th June 2019 on the future of agricultural advisory services in Africa.
Representatives of Agricultural Advisory Services of Côte d'Ivoire met in Abidjan on March 30, 2019 during the constitutive General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural and Rural Advisory of Côte d'Ivoire (FOCAR-CI). At the end of the Assembly that brought together 22 founder members, rules, procedure and statutes of the new multi-stakeholders platform were adopted. A Steering Committee that will lead FOCAR-CI has 13 members, chosen from different sectors. This Committee, chaired by ANADER, will be responsible for the following:
The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is organizing, in partnership with the West and Central Africa Network of Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services (RESCAR-AOC), the National Agency for Rural Development (ANADER) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Cote d’Ivoire, the 4th Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week back to back with the 5th International Fair of Agriculture and Animal Resources of Abidjan.