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THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
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THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS

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Presentation to CAADP Partnership Platform Durban – South Africa …

Presentation to CAADP Partnership Platform Durban – South Africa
Silim Nahdy (PhD)
Executive Director – AFAAS

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  • 1. THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS Presentation to CAADP Partnership Platform Durban – South Africa Silim Nahdy (PhD) Executive Director – AFAAS
  • 2. PRODUCT INNOVATION PROCESS INNOVATION Improving Rural LivelihoodsImproving Rural LivelihoodsMaintaining National Food SecurityMaintaining National Food Security PRODUCT INNOVATION PROCESS INNOVATION AEAS Context -AEAS Context -Comprehensive Agricultural ExtensionComprehensive Agricultural Extension SystemSystem
  • 3. AFAAS STRATEGIC PLAN AND THRUSTS
  • 4. 5. A continental African Organisation that can sustainably support national 1. AAS are integral part of CAADP 2. Information and knowledge management system 3. Country level multi- stakeholder fora 4. Partnerships between AASP and other relevant partners Results/Outputs AAS providers have sufficient capacity to effectively support value chain actors towards increasing agricultural productivity and food security in a sustainable manner Purpose/Outcome Enhanced utilization of improved knowledge and technologies by agricultural value chain actors for improving productivity oriented towards their individual and national development objectives Goal
  • 5. Specific objectives 1. CAADP support: Ensure that CAADP issues are sufficiently involves advisory AEAS. 2. Knowledge Mgt Ensure the availability and accessibility of appropriate and up-to- date knowledge on AEAS from a range of sources
  • 6. Research Systems and Institutions Research Systems and Institutions Farmer Organisation Farmer Organisation Agricultural Training Institutions Agricultural Training Institutions Agri-businessAgri-businessFinancial Services Financial Services Social Services Public sector at all levels Building Strong Partnerships AAS Who are the AFAAS Strategic partners?
  • 7. Specific objectives….. 3. Country Fora Strengthen the capacity of country level AEAS 4. Partnerships and Collaborations Build partnerships at national, regional and international levels
  • 8. Specific objectives 5 5. AFAAS as Institution To build a continental African Organisation that can sustainably support national agricultural advisory services to continuously enhance their contribution to national, regional, continental and global development objectives
  • 9. 8.Early Wins • AFAAS engagement in CAADP agenda  Science Agenda for African Agriculture ;  Capacity Strengthening in AEAS  Guidelines for integrating AEAS in CAADP  Supporting national AEAS Systems • Information & Knowledge Management  Four Symposia organised  One Africa Agricultural Extension Week in 2013; Second planed for 2014 in Addis Ababa  A website, & a virtual social networking platform;  A conceptual framework for lesson learning developed;  A guide for Piloting Market Oriented AAS;  Study on targeting Women Advisory Service Providers in Capacity Development Programmes;  Study on how issues of Climate Change are being addressed in AAS
  • 10. Early wins --- • Information & Knowledge … Capacity building Studies Policy • Establishing and Supporting Country Fora AFAAS membership 40 African Countries by 2013 - GA Country Fora; at different stages of development  linkages with other ARD actors at national level
  • 11. Early Wins--- Partnerships and Collaborations • GFRAS- Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services • FARA, Multiple with focus on continental ARD agenda • SROs; MoU signed • CORAF ; Concept being developed by consultant • NRI- Climate change Learning • CABI- Plantwise ( Plant Clinics) scaling up and out • NRI -Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) • Helvetas , FANRPAN, Agridea International – Post Harvest Management Project for SSA( Mozambique and Benin) – on going • INNODEV- Knowledge Management component • COMPACI- capacity development for AAS providers • KIT- Royal Tropical Institute on MOAAS • icipe - capacity , scaling out innovations -
  • 12. AFAAS Thrusts • Championing Knowledge Management in AEAS • Strengthening Country Fora for national level engagement • Partnerships and collaboration with all ARD actors for scaling up and out innovations • Capacity Strengthening for AEAS • Policy and Advocacy for AEAS
  • 13. Thank You

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