Africa Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services


AAEW 2021 Road Map


Draft Road Map

1 – Introduction

The Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week (AAEW) is an international event that brings together Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) and other value chain actors across Africa and globally to deliberate on selected strategic and topical themes on AEAS for sustainable development in Africa. Its purpose is to facilitate processes for improving access to and use of knowledge, technologies and innovations by agricultural value chain actors to achieve their individual, national and global development goals. Beyond thematic debates, the AAEW is a unique avenue for sharing experiences and learning between professionals from different backgrounds, strengthening interactions with policy-makers and investors and developing strategic partnerships. Additionally, the AAEW provides a platform to discuss AFAAS strategic directions and functioning, new developments, emerging needs, paradigms and defining new directions for AEAS for the coming years. Since 2004, AFAAS has organised and held four successful AAEWs and three symposia[1] which have contributed to strengthening AEAS in Africa and beyond.

[1] The symposia: First and second were held in Kampala, Uganda in 2004 and 2006 respectively, while the third was held in Accra Ghana in 2011.

2 – Preparations of the AAEW

In order to prepare and manage the AAEW, there are several steps and processes involved in terms of; political, technical, logistical, engagements among others.

Summary of activities to be undertaken before the AAEW

Summary of activities to be undertaken after the AAEW

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