GFRAS Webinar Series, 1st webinar: "Public-Private Partnerships in Agricultural Extension"
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
Confirmed speakers: * Dr David Spielman (IFPRI) * Dr Marlo Rankin (FAO)
Australasia Pacific Extension Network (APEN) 2022 Conference: "Facilitating Change and the Opportunity from Disruption"
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