14th GFRAS Annual Meeting

Save the date! The 14th GFRAS Annual Meeting, hosted by the North American Agricultural Advisory Network (NAAAN) is scheduled for 17-19 October 2023. This in-person event will be held in Denver, Colorado, United States, and will focus on "Building the Next Generation of Leaders in Agriculture"We encourage international attendees to begin the visa application process as soon as possible.  We will continue to update the GFRAS Website in the coming months with more information. Contact the NAAAN Secretariat with visa-related questions or to learn about opportunities to sponsor this meeting.

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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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NAAAN Side Event at the World Food Prize 2021 - Education, Extension and Research: Building blocks for the next generation of agricultural leadership in North America.

Hlami Ngwenya, a member of GFRAS, spoke during the FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers.

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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