FAO webinar series on strengthening agricultural extension and advisory services system

As a part of FAO’s work in transforming national agricultural extension and advisory services system (EAS), FAO’s Research and Extension Unit wishes to start a webinar series to raise awareness on various challenges and opportunities related to strengthening and reforming EAS.  EAS have been undergoing a deep transformation due to the changing context in which they operate. Previous top-down approach, where EAS would simply transfer the technology to producers, can no longer address modern challenges and it appears clear that EAS will be able to effectively support producers only if the services become relevant to the reality of producers.

Objective of the webinar series is to raise awareness and promote ways of reforming and strengthening EAS

Each of the planned webinars will deal with a specific issue related to strengthening capacity of the national extension and advisory service systems, such as market orientation, coordinating pluralistic providers, demand mobilization,...

Regional expert consultation on knowledge sharing for agricultural innovations applicable for smallholders and family farmers in Europe and Central Asia 10-13 September 2018 Hungary

The consultation will discuss criteria for data collection on agricultural innovations for smallholders; mechanisms for data collection and validation, related existing platforms/mechanism and gaps; and interaction and collaboration with other platforms and networks to avoid duplication.