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UFAAS organises first successful National Agricultural Extension Symposium in Uganda

The 1st Uganda National Agricultural Extension Symposium was successfully held at Hotel Africana, Kampala – Uganda. The symposium was held from 13 – 15 March 2018 under the theme” Enhancing Capacity and Quality Promoting Gender Responsive, Nutrition Sensitive and Professional AEAS in Uganda “.

INGENAES Symposium: Promoting Gender Responsive and Nutrition Sensitive Agricultural Extension

The INGENAES project and UFAAS together are hosting the Regional Symposium March 13 - 15, 2018, in Kampala, to bring together extension stakeholders to discuss and deliberate on promoting gender and nutrition sensitive agricultural extension. The symposium will:

Explore and showcase successes, challenges, lessons learned

Reinforce learnings on specific strategies and methods

Strengthen the extension gender and nutrition community of practice in Uganda

CALL FOR SUCCESS STORIES

Deadline February 15th, 2018

The Gender & Nutrition within Extension success story competition aims to capture real-life case studies of stakeholders in Uganda who are strengthening Agricultural Extension & Advisory Services by integrating gender and nutrition approaches, leading to improved livelihoods for smallholder farmers. This is not a traditional success story competition!

We want to hear;

DURBAN DECLARATION: AFRICA AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION WEEK 2017

The Durban Declaration is an appeal to action launched by 700 delegates gathered in Durban, South Africa from 30th October to 3rd November, 2017 to deliberate in the Third AFAAS Africa Agricultural Extension Week 2017 (AAEW 2017) on the theme “Scaling Up Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA): Integrating Youth, Women and the Digital RevolutionThis Declaration points out the importance of attracting youth into agriculture and related fields as well as into Agricultural Extension as a profession in order to create jobs and decent employment for over 100

UFAAS PARTNERS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN TO IMPLEMENT GENDER AND NUTRITION INTEGRATION WITHIN UGANDA

The Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS), a country chapter of AFAAS, has partnered with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to implement the INGENAES Project, which stands for, 'Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Advisory Services'. INGENAES is sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the 'Feed the Future' programme, and strives “to increase agricultural production and the incomes of both men and women in rural areas who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods”.

SCALING UP CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE; INTEGRATING YOUTH, WOMEN AND THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION.

During the Africa Wide Extension Week, 2017, in Durban, South Africa, AFAAS and UFAAS team participated in visiting Karkloof farm located in uMngeni municipality. Britt and Rene Stubbs bought the farm in 1986 for beef and maize production. He decided to develop the farm into a dairy farm. Maize, soybeans, potatoes and carrots were planted using conventional cultivation methods. The total size of the farm is 790ha and situated in an area with an average rainfall of 1150mm/year.

UFAAS launches SMS for problem solving in agricultural extension

The Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services identified the AFAAS Virtual Social Networking Platform (VSNP) as one of the ways to deliver agricultural information to farmers through the extension advisors. The platform was recently upgraded to include a mobile friendly function that will help famers have their questions answered professionally. With the help of a simple mobile phone, extension workers will be able to network, interact, exchange information and share experiences with other extension workers and experts of different agricultural spheres globally. 

Drone based crop research data acquisition and interpretation services now available in Benin, DRC, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is pleased to inform this community that it has been supporting the establishment of drone operators in Benin, DRC, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. These drone operators are equipped to facilitate advanced crop research using remote-sensed data interpretation services offered by the French company, Airinov

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