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Shaping the future together: Transforming agricultural research, education, extension and enterprise for development

Mark Holderness, GFAR Executive Secretary, was invited as a moderator for the Network development meeting of the Eurasian Centre for Food Security (ECFS) in Moscow, Russian Federation, from 18 to 20 November 2013. Dr Holderness gave a keynote presentation ”Shaping the future together: Transforming agricultural research, education, extension and enterprise for development”, summarizing the rationale for the changes agreed in the GCARD Road Map and now being taken up by the wide range of stakeholders delivering the GFAR Medium Term Plan.

GCARD2. Breakout session C3.2 Making Use of Knowledge and Advisory Systems

The paper will discuss the role of advisory services within agricultural innovation systems; the importance of enhanced capacities for better performance at individual, organisational, and enabling environment level; the constraints and roles of actors at national, regional, and global level; and recommendations for action and partnerships to strengthen capacities and the role of advisory systems at all levels. Prior to the GCARD, the new extensionist concept will have undergone a peer review, global electronic consultation, and validation exercise at the GFRAS annual meeting.

Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services

Parallel Session on Knowledge, Information and Advice in Agri-Food Systems