Impact Stories

How GFRAS promotes advocacy and leadership in rural advisory services for sustainable development

GFRAS is proud to share its "Impact Stories" document. This is a study collecting and describing several real-life examples that illustrate some of the different ways in which the GFRAS network adds value to the work of local actors and ongoing initiatives, with the aim of benefiting the lives and livelihoods of smallholder farmers around the globe.

You can download it here.

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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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Dr. John James, from Enablers of Change, Australia, gives an overview of what learners and extensionists can expect from this upcoming NELK module.
Hlami Ngwenya, a member of GFRAS, spoke during the FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers.
Rasheed Sulaiman V., member of GFRAS board and head of AESA, spoke during the FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers.


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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