SAAS Project

The Strengthened Agricultural Advisory Services (SAAS) Project aims to empower poor smallholder farmers in Asia-Pacific Region through access to improved, more effective, and demand-driven Agriculture Advisory Services (AAS). This is being implemented in the countries of Bangladesh, Fiji, and the Philippines. The project is supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and managed by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in close collaboration with the Asia Pacific Island Rural Advisory Services Network (APIRAS). The Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) is being provided the knowledge base for the global movement on AAS as a partner of the project.

Objectives:

  1. Strengthen individual and organizational capacities of agricultural advisory service stakeholders in target countries and at regional and sub-regional level, which will directly benefit both the poor farmers, indigenous communities, and producer’s organizations.
  2. Facilitate the availability and accessibility of appropriate and up-to-date knowledge and evidence on innovative advisory services from a range of sources in the Asia-Pacific region (through country fora and through APIRAS) and worldwide (through GFRAS).

Target Stakeholders:

  • Regional and sub-regional AAS service providers from public, private, and civil society sectors
  • Farmer/producers’ organizations as providers and clientele of AAS
  • Public/private/civil society extension and AAS organizations in the project countries
  • Higher education institutions providing education and research in AAS though KM
  • Local and national government units and policy makers
  • IFAD Country Programs

Welcome to AESA

 

Vision

Improving food and nutrition security through efficient and effective extension and advisory services.

Mission

Sharing, learning and networking for building effective and efficient extension and advisory services.

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