AFAAS – Africa Wide Agricultural Extension Week 2015


October 12, 2015 - October 16, 2015    
All Day


Hilton Hotel 2 , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Hilton Hotel 2 , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

The  African  Forum  for  Agricultural  Advisory  Services  (AFAAS) is a continental platform for mutual learning and innovation among agricultural extension and advisory services providers across Africa. From its inception, AFAAS had aligned itself with Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), specifically CAADP Pillar IV (technology generation, dissemination, adoption and training). Through this alignment, AFAAS has been contributing to African union’s goal of delivering average growth rate of 6% GDP. The African Union Commission (AUC) recommitted itself to enhancing CAADP momentum based on the Malabo declaration of une 2014, which emphasises accelerating agricultural growth and transformation for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods. AFAAS reaffirmsits partnering with AUC in translating the commitments of the Malabo Declaration into results; this is strongly articulated in the 2015 April MoU between AFAAS and AUC. In particular, AFAAS will  play a pivotal  role in enhancing the utilization and adoption of productivity – enhancing technologies; value – adding processes; and, loss – reducing practices; largely among smallholder producers and contributing to the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.


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