Knowledge on transformations occurred or ongoing in the sector of agricultural and rural advisory services (RAS) in West Africa and Central (WCA) are empirical and fragmented. This deficiency is a major constraint to the development and implementation of relevant strategic operations for the mobilization of the full potential of RAS that could thus contribute to meet the current food, economic and environmental challenges in WCA. The purpose of this electronic conference is to contribute to the revitalization of RAS in WCA through participatory diagnosis and generation of foresight elements to develop the strategy RESCAR -AOC1 whose vision is “efficient and sustainable RAS, effectively and fully playing their pivotal role in rural development in WCA”.
The results of the electronic conference will be further complemented and validated during a workshop to be organized on the theme “Revitalization of RAS in WCA”. The RESCAR-AOC gradually puts up with the determinant contribution of the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/CORAF). This process is conducted under the supervision of the African Forum of Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) and the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS).

To subscribe to the e-conf: rescar.econf[at]coraf[dot]org
For further information: Dr Patrice Djamen: p.djamen[at]gmail[dot]com
The concept note of the electronic conference is available here
31/03/2014 to 25/04/2014