African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services


The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) was initially formed as the Sub-Saharan African Network on Agricultural Advisory Services (SSANAAS). The SSANAAS was created at the 1st Regional Networking Symposium on Innovations in AAS, held in Kampala, Uganda 11-14 October 2004. The initial member countries were Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. A second Symposium was held from 24-27 September 2006 in Kampala. It brought together the additional African countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Zambia; this brought the total of participating member African countries to fourteen. The AFAAS forumaltes their goal like this: enhanced utilization of improved knowledge and innovations by agricultural value chain actors for improving productivity oriented towards their individual and national development objectives. Several African countries have their national forum for Agricultural Advisory Services, each of them being affiliated to AFASS. Together with AFASS, the Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services in Cameroon (CAMFAAS, link) takes part in the EU-funded project CANALLS (link).  



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Projects (Partner)

CANALLS – Driving agroecological transitions in the humid tropics of Central and Eastern Africa through traNsdisciplinary Agroecology Living LabS