Extension and Innovation

Adding Value to Local Action-How GFRAS promotes advocacy and leadership in rural advisory services for sustainable development

This document describes several real-life examples that illustrate some of the different ways in which the GFRAS network adds value to the work of local actors and ongoing initiatives, with the aim of benefiting the lives and livelihoods of smallholder farmers around the globe.

The Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) is about enhancing the performance of agricultural extension and advisory services to better serve farming families and rural producers, thus contributing to improved livelihoods in rural areas, the sustainable reduction of hunger and poverty, and working towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Rural advisory services (RAS) help to empower farmers and integrate them more fully in systems of agricultural innovation.