What is GFRAS

GFRAS is the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services. GFRAS is made up of various stakeholders worldwide who have an interest and role in rural advisory services (RAS). The mission of this forum is to provide advocacy and leadership on pluralistic, demand-driven RAS. GFRAS does this in the context of the global development agenda, with a goal of promoting sustainable growth and reducing poverty. Learn more about our members, our priorities, and how we work in this introductory video!

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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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Published On: 29 Sep, 2021

GFRAS is happy to launch its Impact Stories document! This document describes several real-life examples that illustrate some of the different ways in...

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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.

About GFRAS

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.
Vision
Our vision is for rural advisory services to effectively contribute to agricultural innovation systems for sustainable development.
Mission
Our mission is to provide advocacy and leadership on pluralistic and demand-driven rural advisory services for sustainable development.

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