GFRAS and YPARD recently launched, with IFAD support, a call for stories asking for local solutions that enable the agricultural sector to operate under the current partial or full lock-down of societies. We received contributions from various countries, and panels formed by the regional networks chose the most compelling examples.
Silim Nahdy, a member of GFRAS and head of AFAAS, spoke during the FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers.
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.