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SAAS Project

Supporting Smallholder Farmers in Asia and Pacific-Islands Region through Strengthened Agricultural Advisory Services (SAAS).

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SAAS Update: FAAS, April 2019

ACTIVITIES OUTPUTS OUTCOMES Capacity assessments (FOs EAS) Documented capacity needs Prioritised capacity needs Training of AAS and FOs Trainings conducted with AAS and FOs Training packages developed/scaled Policy dialogue Policy issues and gaps identified Inclusion of policy recommendation into Fiji Agricultural Policy development Policy champion Strengthened coordination of AAS providers


SAAS Updates: AESA, March 2019

Where are we now? (End of March, Year III, SAAS Project) Key SAAS Activities Capacity assessment- Conducted Online Capacity Assessment (CA) of AESA-2017; Validated the findings of Assessment at the AESA governance board meeting, Kathmandu, July 2017 Outputs Shared – CA report on AESA website; Published Proceeding of AESA governance


New take-off of CAC-FRAS

Formalization The Public Foundation ‘Central Asia and the Caucasus Forum for Rural Advisory Services (CAC-FRAS)’ was registered on April 25, 2018 in Kyrgyzs Republic and established in accordance with the Constitution of the Kyrgyzstan Republic, the Civil Code of the Kyrgyzstan Republic, the Law of the Kyrgyzstan Republic “On Non-Profit


SAAS Update: Philippines, April 2019

Philippine Extension and Advisory Services Network Inc. (PhilEASNet) PhilEASNet is a national organization of extension professionals and practitioners in the Philippines, who serve as partner advocate in creating avenues for continuing development of a cadre of morally responsible, competent, dedicated and self-directed experts in pursuit of advancing the theory and


SAAS Update: Society for Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Network (BAEN), April 2019

BAEN is part of the IFAD funded “Supporting Smallholder Farmers in Asia and Pacific Islands Region through Strengthened Agricultural Advisory Services (SAAS)” project with the aims to empower smallholder farmers in Bangladesh through improved, more effective and demand-driven Agricultural Advisory Services (AAS). The project is being implemented in Bangladesh, Fiji,


Public Agricultural Research in an Era of Transformation: The Challenge of Agri-Food System Innovation

Andrew John Hall, CSIRO and Jeroen Dijkman, FAO   This publication was on how the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reflect a growing consensus that the central challenge society faces is the need to break the path dependencies of development pathways rooted


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Partners and Networks

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