Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) held its 3rd Annual
Meeting during 26-28 September at Manila, the Philippines. The event was
hosted by the Asia-Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services (APIRAS)
Network. The meeting contributed to the thematic exchange on rural
advisory services (RAS) and how it could better contribute to the
Agricultural Innovation System (AIS). The participants discussed ways of
developing new capacities at the individual, organisational and the
enabling environment level and what actions have to be taken at the national, regional and global levels.
and its regional networks also discussed ways of strengthening
networking and sharing of experiences. For more details, visit, .http://www.g-fras.org/en/
Participants from South Asia also discussed the possibilities of
strengthening the virtual network Agricultural Extension in South Asia (http://www.aesa-gfras.net/) and ways of identifying RAS actors and champions from the different countries in this region.
participated in this event and the Director CRISP presented the key
note paper on the Role of Rural Advisory Services in the Agricultural