The 3rd AFAAS Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week combined with the 51st Annual Conference of the South African Society for Agricultural Extension will take place in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa from 30 October to 3 November 2017. The theme of the event is : “Scaling up climate smart agriculture: integrating youth, women, and the digital revolution“.
The West and Central African Network of Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services (RESCAR-AOC) in partnership with GFRAS, GIZ, CTA, GWI, AFAAS, and MINADER/Programme ACEFA is organising an international workshop in Limbe (Cameroon) from September 30 to October 2, 2016 with finalization and complementary meetings on October 2 and 7. The topic is “Improving Responsiveness of Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services (ARAS) in the context of Climate Change and Agripreneurship in Western and Central Africa”. “Better engagement with women, youth and farmer’s organizations through knowledge management.”
The overall objective of the workshop is to discuss requirements necessary to ARAS to provide more effective support for an inclusive management of climate change and agripreneurship development hence contributing to the achievement of sustainable development in West and Central Africa. This international workshop is organised back-to-back with the 7thAnnual Meeting of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) that will take place from 3 – 6 October 2016 at the same venue with the topic “Role of Rural Advisory Services (RAS) for Inclusive Agripreneurship”.
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RESCAR-AOC is organizing an e-conference with the objective to raise awareness on Country Fora of agricultural advisory services (CF) and facilitate learning and experiences sharing to gather useful elements for sustainable and full harnessing of their potential. The conference will run for three weeks (10th – 31st October, 2017) and is articulated around three sub-themes: (i) Country forum: Added-value in the existing innovation systems, pathways for efficient establishment (theme 1); (ii) Efficient functioning of CF (theme 2); (iii) sustainability of CF and strategies for scaling and achieving greater impacts (theme 3) The language for the e-conference will be English and French. RESCAR-AOC operates under the tutelage of AFAAS and GFRAS with the vision of “efficient ARAS mobilized in line with the demand to facilitate sustainable development in West and Central Africa”.
To subscribe to the e-conf: firstname.lastname@example.org
RESCAR-AOC stand for the western and central African network for rural advisory services and includes mainly – but not solely – the French speaking countries in that area: