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

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Dr. Virginia Cardenas (second from left), APIRAS Coordinator and PQF Chair; Hon. Teofilo S. Pilando (middle), PRC Chair and Mr. Lord Luis P. Valera, (right).

PhilEASTNet, PRC discuss Philippine Qualification Framework

PhilEASNet meets with the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Chairman Hon. Teofilo S. Pilando and OIC International Affairs Director Dir. Bang Valera to discuss the Philippine Qualification Framework (PQF) for Agriculture on 29 March 2019.


APIRAS holds a Steering Committee Meeting in Singapore

  The Asia-Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services Network (APIRAS) held a Steering Committee (SC) Meeting on 14-15 March 2019 at the Hotel Chancellor, Orchard, Singapore.   Dr. Virginia Cardenas, APIRAS Regional Coordinator, introduced the meeting’s agenda—to focus on the strengthening of the network’s governance and determine its next steps, including


IFAD, SEARCA, APIRAS hold a Regional KM MEALS Workshop

By Carmela Kris Armilla and Ella Kristina Domingo-Coronel   The Regional Workshop on Knowledge Management (KM), and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Systems (MEALS) conducted under the IFAD-funded project, Supporting Smallholder Farmers in Asia and Pacific-Islands Region through Strengthened Agricultural Advisory Services (SAAS), was held on 12-13 March 2019, at the


SEARCA joins 11th IFAD-Philippines Annual Country Programme Review

Original article from the SEARCA website SEARCA implements the project, Supporting Smallholders Farmers in Asia and Pacific Islands Region with Agricultural Services (SAAS). This is in close collaboration with APIRAS and the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS).


Not just crop Cafeterias! An Evidence-Based Varietal Evaluation and Selection Process to Create Seed Demand and Market

Repost from AESA Blog (original link) Crop cafeterias, while generating evidence about varietal performance can also be a platform that connects different stakeholders in the seed value chain, and support large scale promotion of new varieties.In this blog, Swati Nayak and Mosharaf Hossain share their experiences from promoting the International

Knowledge – Proceedings and presentations – 9th GFRAS Annual Meeting, Korea 2018

Reposting from the GFRAS website. Click here APIRAS and SAAS joined the 9th GFRAS Annual Meeting on 22-25 October in Jeonju, Korea.


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Knowledge learning and events

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Partners and Networks

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