Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

5th GFRAS Annual Meeting 2014 Argentina

23-25 September 2014. Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 5th GFRAS Annual Meeting was hosted by the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) and the Latin American Network for Rural Extension Services (RELASER).

The 5th GFRAS Annual Meeting contributed to thematic exchange on rural advisory services (RAS) and give participants the opportunity to discuss GFRAS strategic directions and functioning.

This year’s GFRAS Annual Meeting fostered exchange and learning on evidence-based RAS policies and actions to influence them – an important step towards effective RAS, rural development, and poverty reduction. Learning exchanges took place in plenary and parallel sessions, group discussions, a share fair, and a field trip (24 September). Side events occured on 22 and 26 September.

Objectives of the meeting
  • The objectives of the 5th GFRAS Annual Meeting are to:
  • Understand purposes, contents, and effects of RAS policies and policy influencing
  • Raise the awareness of evidence for policy influencing
  • Strengthen RAS fora to engage in partnerships

Programme (pdf 180KB)
Participants List (404 KB)

From 22 September to 6 October 2014, all e-Agriculture members are invited to share their experience and opinions about how effective communication and community media really are in rural areas, and to discuss with our guest subject matter experts the success and challenges in the use of ICTs and communication tools and services by family farmers during the e-Agriculture Forum “Communication for Development, community media and ICTs for family farming and rural development.

This 24th e-Agriculture forum is organized by e-Agriculture Community, along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC).

All the inputs collected during this online event will inform the Forum on Communication for Development & Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM), which will take place at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 23 to 24 October 2014.

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