GFRAS GAM 2023: Thank you!

Close to 200 agricultural leaders and global experts in extension and rural advisory services gathered in Denver in October for the 14th Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) Annual Meeting, sharing ideas and exploring strategies for producing the next generation of agricultural leaders. 

Attendees representing more than 40 countries and 2000 years of combined experience in extension participated in the three-day event, which was hosted by the North American Agricultural Advisory Network (NAAAN).

We want to thank NAAAN for hosting and organizing this successful event, and all who made it a success!

Next Event: GFRAS General Assembly

The GFRAS General Assembly 2023 will take place on December 12, between 14:00 and 17:00 CET (Swiss Time). Save the date!

The New
Learning Kit

The New Extensionist is a global view of extension and advisory services (EAS) that reinvents and clearly articulates the role of EAS in the rapidly-changing rural context.

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Latest Videos

GFRAS begins implementation of a new project with the goal to facilitate transformation of food systems towards agroecology. Learn more about it here.

Watch this video for an introduction to GFRAS and its priority areas for the 2021-2025 Operational Plan.

Dr. John James, from Enablers of Change, Australia, gives an overview of what learners and extensionists can expect from this upcoming NELK module.


The Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services GFRAS is about enhancing the performance of advisory services so that they can better serve farm families and rural producers, thus contributing to improved livelihoods in rural areas and the sustainable reduction of hunger and poverty. Rural advisory services help to empower farmers and better integrate them in systems of agricultural innovation.
Our vision is for rural advisory services to effectively contribute to agricultural innovation systems for sustainable development.
Our mission is to provide advocacy and leadership on pluralistic and demand-driven rural advisory services for sustainable development.

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