Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Africa wide Agricultural Extension Week of AFAAS

5th -10th August 2013, Gaborone, Botswana. In line with its vision and mission, the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) organized an Africa wide Agricultural Extension Week. This event brought together, agricultural extension and advisory services practitioners across and outside Africa.

It built on lessons and innovative AAS approaches and tools identified and /or documented since the previous symposia and lessons generated during the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services annual events, with focus to African Agricultural Development. During the Agricultural Extension Week, AFAAS held its Fourth General Assembly (for members only) as a way to strengthening its governance and institutional structures across the continent.

The sub themes were:
  • Market orientation, Entrepreneurship and Farmer institutional development 
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Extension and Advisory Services 
  • Linkages between different value chain actors 
  • Emerging issues: Gender, Climate change adaptation and mitigation 
  • Extension policy and Global rural 
  • advisory services perspectives

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