GFRAS Highlights in 2013

presented by Kristin Davis, GFRAS Executive Secretary

Gender Equality in Rural Advisory Services

Sanne-Chipeta 4During recent years there has been increased global attention to women’s equal economic opportunities. Women’s roles in agricultural production are a central aspect of this , as well as the perspective of improving food and nutritional security for poor families. Women’s equal access to rural advisory services is therefore crucial. 

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. 

While in Rome, the GFRAS Steering Committee elected a new chair and co-chair for the next two years.

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

Raul Montemayor from the Philippines Federation of Free Farmers highlights what farmer's organizations can contribute to extension and rural advisory services.

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