GFRAS signs MoU with FAO and elects new chairs
GFRAS through its host AGRIDEA, the Swiss Association for the Development of Agriculture and Rural Areas, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome, Italy. The MoU follow various collaboration between GFRAS and FAO in the past and opens the road for upcoming activities, e.g. in the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).
While in Rome, the GFRAS Steering Committee elected a new chair and co-chair for the next two years. Rasheed Sulaiman V., Director of the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP) in Hyderabad, India, and focal point for the Agricultural Extension in South Asia network (AESA), was elected chair. The committee elected Magdalena Blum, Extension Systems Officer at the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome as co-chair. We congratulate our colleagues and are looking forward to the activities we will tackle together. We also thank Francisco Aguirre for his valuble work in his turn as chair of GFRAS. (Photo: new Chair Rasheed Sulaiman, former Chair Francisco Aguirre)
Farmer Forum 2014
Farmer organisation-based affiliates of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) and the Research and Extension Unit of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have organised a side event on the role of farmer organisations in RAS at the Farmers’ Forum 2014 in Rome.
Lani Eugenia, Indonesia, on the farmer's needs Rural Advisory Services (RAS) have to address
How Farmer's organizations can contribute to rural advisory services
Caribbean Extension Network launched
A regional network for agriculture extension services has been launched at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) with the aim of boosting agricultural productivity. The Caribbean Agricultural Extension Providers Network (CAEPNet) is a collaboration between the University of the West Indies and Extension Service Providers in CARICOM.
4th GFRAS Annual Meeting
The Role of Private Sector and Producer Organisations in Rural Advisory Services
The 4th GFRAS Annual Meeting took place on 24-26 September in Berlin, Germany, with several side events on 23 September.
The keynote presentations as well as other sessions were live streamed and recorded on video.
- The Integration of Nutrition into Extension and Advisory Services
- Extension & Advisory Services for Agriculture Risk Management
- Management Advice for Family Farms in West Africa
- Caribbean Extension Meeting on “Networking for Change”
- 3rd RELASER Annual Meeting
- The 'New Extensionist': Roles, Strategies, and Capacities to Strengthen Extension and Advisory Services
- Atelier d’harmonisation des stratégies pour la mise en place de RESCAR-AOC
- 3rd GFRAS Annual Meeting
- Forums nationaux de l’AFAAS
- Building Knowledge Systems in Agriculture