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THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL
ADVISORY SERVICES: STRATEGIC PLAN & THRUSTS
Presentation to CAADP Partnership Platform
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PRODUCT INNOVATION PROCESS INNOVATION
Improving Rural LivelihoodsImproving Rural LivelihoodsMaintaining National Food Secu...
AFAAS STRATEGIC PLAN AND THRUSTS
5. A continental
African
Organisation that
can sustainably
support national
1. AAS are
integral part
of CAADP
2. Informati...
Specific objectives
1. CAADP support:
Ensure that CAADP issues
are sufficiently involves
advisory AEAS.
2. Knowledge Mgt
E...
Research Systems
and Institutions
Research Systems
and Institutions
Farmer
Organisation
Farmer
Organisation
Agricultural
T...
Specific objectives…..
3. Country Fora
Strengthen the
capacity of country
level AEAS
4. Partnerships and
Collaborations
Bu...
Specific objectives 5
5. AFAAS as Institution
To build a continental African Organisation that
can sustainably support nat...
8.Early Wins
• AFAAS engagement in CAADP agenda
 Science Agenda for African Agriculture ;
 Capacity Strengthening in AEA...
Early wins ---
• Information & Knowledge …
Capacity building
Studies
Policy
• Establishing and Supporting Country Fora
...
Early Wins---
Partnerships and Collaborations
• GFRAS- Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services
• FARA, Multiple with focu...
AFAAS Thrusts
• Championing Knowledge Management in
AEAS
• Strengthening Country Fora for national
level engagement
• Part...
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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
Silim Nahdy (PhD)
Executive Director – AFAAS

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

  1. 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. 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. 3. AFAAS STRATEGIC PLAN AND THRUSTS
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 13. Thank You

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