GFRAS advocates for pluralistic RAS delivery in order to reach out to farmers with appropriate rural advisory services. Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) are an important modality for delivering agricultural extension in this respect and also a key element in GFRAS' Last-Mile Programme (funded by IFAD).
GFRAS organises a webinar series on this topic with a first webinar providing an introduction to PPP. Principles, approaches and dynamics as well as an overview of PPP applied in various parts of the world will be presented. Furthermore, experiences from within the GFRAS network will be discussed to highlight best practices and issues and promote cross-region learning.
* Dr David Spielman (IFPRI)
* Dr Marlo Rankin (FAO)
Registration is available here.
The APEN Conference is an unmissable opportunity to hear from leading experts, thought leaders and industry professionals in the beautiful surrounds of Melbourne University, just north of the city.
The conference theme 'Facilitating Change and the Opportunity from Disruption' acknowledges the opportunities provided by the COVID pandemic to develop and use new extension techniques. The 2022 APEN Conference presentation program will showcase the following extension themes:
Working in a pandemic: What worked and why?
Supporting the digital agriculture (AgTech) wave: What are we learning?
Planning & Design, Policy, Governance and Evaluation
Supporting complex social and environmental change
NRM, community resilience, rural health and safety, drought
Engaging diverse communities
Supporting farming systems and farm business strategy