12 September 2009

African and global forums for agricultural extension

For several years now, Africa has had its own Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa - FARA.

Documents on the Neuchâtel Initiativee web site report on discussions to set up the the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS).

In this FARA video interview, Nahdy Silim explains why it is imperative that advisory services get more support:

These regional discussions are mirrored at the global level where there is talk of a 'Global Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (GFAAS)'- something like the Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR).

More: Report from Neuchâtel Initiative 2009 'conclave'.

The 19th European Seminar on Extension Education is held 15-19 September 2009.

More: Postings on Aginfo Africa; on extension

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