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.