Category Archives: DAY 5

Agreements

See the (signed) agreements between the countries:

The participants from Indonesia and the Philippines with their agreement

The participants from Indonesia and the Philippines with their agreement

Syed Hussain Mustafa signing the agreement between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Syed Hussain Mustafa signing the agreement between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh

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Country action plans

Have a look at the different action plans, elaborated by every country present at the “Reaching the Millions!” workshop.

Signed Action plan Philippines

Signed Action plan Philippines

Action plan Afghanistan

Action plan Afghanistan

Action plan Vietnam

Action plan Vietnam

Action plan Pakistan

Action plan Pakistan

Action plan Nepal

Action plan Nepal

Yamuna Ghale signing her action plan

Yamuna Ghale signing her action plan

Action plan Mongolia

Action plan Mongolia

Action plan Laos

Action plan Laos

The Indian team with their action plan

The Indian team with their action plan

Action plan Indonesia

Action plan Indonesia

Action plan Bangladesh

Action plan Bangladesh

Introduction speaker Rasheed Sulaiman (India)

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Dr Rasheed Sulaiman V is Director, Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy, Hyderabad, India (www.crispindia.org). He coordinates the AESA (Agricultural Extension in South Asia) Network (www.aesa-gfras.net) . Rasheed was trained as an agricultural extension specialist and is an internationally recognized authority on the reform of agricultural extension and the applications of innovation systems framework in agricultural research and extension. He was previously a Senior Scientist (Agricultural Extension) with the National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in New Delhi. Rasheed is currently the Chair of the Steering Committee of GFRAS (www.g-fras.org)

Introduction speaker Kristin Davis (GFRAS)

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What is your background (profile/ studies), and your current job/ posting?

Kristin Davis has a PhD in international agricultural extension with a minor in farming systems from the University of Florida. Since 2010, she works for the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) as Executive Secretary.

What are your interests and experiences in rural advisory services?

Kristin’s current work involves providing voice for advisory services within global policy dialogues and promoting improved investment in rural advisory services; supporting the development and synthesis of evidence-based approaches and policies for improving the effectiveness of advisory services; and strengthening actors and fora in advisory services through facilitating interaction and networking.

What are your expectations towards the “Reaching the Millions!” event?

I expect that the meeting will contribute to strengthening extension and advisory services in the region through knowledge sharing, capacity strengthening, and policy influencing.

Introduction speaker Xiangping Jia (China)

 

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Xiangping JIA is a professor in agricultural economics at the Northwest Agriculture & Forest University (NAFU, located in Shaanxi, China) since 2014. He received his PhD from University of Hohenheim in 2008, Germany. Working on research about agricultural policies and rural development, he has a particular interest in the institutions of agricultural extension services. He has conducted a number of evaluation studies of knowledge training of sustainable farm practices in China’s intensified agriculture. Recently, he led an evaluation study on the ministerial program of farmer field school by using the approach of random control trials. At present, he is developing projects that institutionalize agricultural extension services that align agricultural universities with other stakeholders such as the public extension system and private sector in China. He expect to promote the discussion on the role agricultural universities and research institutions in the pluralistic system of RAS in developing countries.