The objective of this workshop is to facilitate the development of robust strategies to enable public agricultural and rural advisory services (P-ARAS) improve their knowledge management systems by better mobilizing the potential of ICT to address the challenge of scaling up agricultural entrepreneurship and climate-smart agriculture (ACI). This achievement is necessary to increase the contribution of P-ARAS to sustainable development in West and Central Africa.
The workshop is part of effort for the operationalization of results of recent reflections at held at national, regional and continental levels on the role of agricultural advisory services to facilitate innovation processes for an agriculture with higher performances at technical, economic and environmental levels. It will be held from 13th to 15th December 2017 in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire). It is organized by the West and Central African Network of Agricultural Advisory Services (RESCAR-AOC) in partnership with the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS), the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the National Agency for Rural Development (ANADER) of Côte d’Ivoire.
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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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