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Organisers:

FAO

Date, time, place:

Monday, 22 October, 08.30 – 12.30, RDA Building, Jeonju

Description:

Traditional agricultural extension and advisory service systems can no longer meet the needs and address challenges faced by agriculture and rural people. There is therefore a compelling need to transform them into pluralistic, demand-led and market-orientated systems. To achieve this goal, FAO works closely with GFRAS and other relevant actors at global and national level. In the context of this partnership, FAO is developing the Assessment Methodologies for Agricultural Extension and Advisory Service Systems. The Assessment Methodologies aim at supporting countries in conducting a comprehensive and multi-dimensional analysis of the complex and heterogeneous rural advisory services in view of fostering innovation to achieve sustainable agriculture and rural development goals.The GFRAS Annual Meeting side event would be a unique occasion to gather GFRAS members and partners to present the first draft of the methodology.

Objectives:

  • Validation of the draft by the partners;
  • Increase ownership of the Assessment Methodologies for Agricultural Extension and Advisory Service Systems;
  • To get concrete feedback and suggestions on the first draft of the Assessment Methodologies in order to improve it and present it to a wider range of stakeholders at the FAO Agricultural Innovation Symposium for Family Farmers.

Registration:

By invitation only.


Rural Advisory Services in West and Central Africa : Status, Ongoing Initiatives and Potential Synergies

Organisers:

CIRAD, RESCAR-AOC and GFRAS with the support of AFD (Agence Française de Développement) and DLEC.

Date, time, place:

Monday, 22 October, 08.30 – 12.30, RDA Building, Jeonju

Description:

Two recent studies, one funded by AfD and carried out by a consortium CIRAD-Inter-Réseaux-IRAM-CER France, and another funded by USAID and carried out by DLEC have delved into the current status of Rural Advisory Services. Through this event, we aim to complement these studies, using inputs of participants based on their own experiences.

Objectives:

  • Identification of ongoing initiatives where we give room to other big actors operating in the region to come and share his points;
  • Discussions about potential synergic actions around the key points of the diagnosis;
  • To develop an actionable follow up in the region following the side event.

Registration:

By invitation only.

APIRAS: Discussion of Capacity Development Plan and Framework for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Organisers:

Asia-Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services

Date, time, place:

Monday, 22 October, 08.30 – 12.30, RDA Building, Jeonju

Description:

Capacity Development Plan for APIRAS; Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework. During this event, the APIRAS Steering Committee meeting also takes place.

Registration:

By invitation only; exclusive for project partners.