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,...

WiseFarmer project start

WeAreNet takes part in the project "WiseFarmer: Connecting farm generations in the digital age", with the support of EU's Erasmus+ programme, and in collaboration with 7 partners from 5 countries, running from September 2019 until August 2021. Our main task will be development and support of the online learning collaboration platform, but will also engage in many other activities.


EIP AGRI meeting to follow up our SHIP expert consultation

The EIP-AGRI Workshop: "Small is smart" - Innovative solutions for small agricultural and forestry holdings, will take place in Bucharest, Romania, on 29-30 October 2019, with reference to the FAO Expert consultation on knowledge sharing for agricultural innovations applicable for smallholders and family farmers in Europe and Central Asia, organized by WeAreNet in collaboration with in 2018.

GODAN Vacancy: M&E and Research Coordinator

GODAN is currently looking for an experienced M&E and Research Coordinator to join the team. The post will be based in Montreal, Canada, with significant opportunity for travel. The post holder would be coordinating activity and work on behalf of GODAN across the African continent.


SmallHolder Innovation Platform is published online

The platform is accessible at: projects.agrowebcee.net/ship/

The main goal of the network is not only to collect and publish proven and promising innovations suitable especially for the smallholders and family farmers needs, but also to identify and gather problems from the field, and channel it to the platform for possible solution.

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.

GODAN Action webinar

We participated on the webinar Data Interoperability: The Land Portal experience of open data management.


Open Data principles and standards do not only make information more easy to find and accessible on the user-end, but are also critical for machines to be able to read and understand the information. The Land Portal Foundation is an online resource that directs users to the great variety of sources that publish land related data and information online.