Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities: Developing Effective Partnerships in RAS

The 9th Annual Meeting of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS)  took place from 22-25 October 2018 in Jeonju, Korea. The topic was Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities: Developing Effective Partnerships in RAS. It was co-organised with the Rural Development Administration (RDA), the Asia-Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Network Services (APIRAS), and the Rural Innovation Centre for Knowledge and Investment (RICKI).

Meeting objectives

The three interrelated objectives of the meeting were:

  1. to identify and define good practices, best-fit approaches and strategies to develop, strengthen, and maintain effective partnerships in RAS, with a particular focus on smart technologies, financing, and collaboration across stakeholders
  2. to identify and define ways to build the capacities needed at different levels and by different stakeholders (policy, research, education, extension, farmers) to develop, strengthen, and maintain effective partnerships in RAS
  3. to identify and define the roles and capacities needed by GFRAS and its regional RAS networks to play an important and meaningful role in developing, strengthening and maintaining effective partnerships.


Agenda, GFRAS, 2018

Meeting Guide, GFRAS, 2018


GFRAS group picture