• Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting
  • HeadquartersSwitzerland

Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS)

The Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) mission is to provide a space for advocacy and leadership on pluralistic, demand-driven rural and agricultural advisory services. GFRAS does this in the context of the global development agenda, with a goal of promoting sustainable growth and reducing poverty. The Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services GFRAS is about enhancing the performance of advisory services so that they can better serve farm families and rural producers, thus contributing to improved livelihoods in rural areas and the sustainable reduction of hunger and poverty. Rural advisory services help to empower farmers and better integrate them in systems of agricultural innovation. The GFRAS structure reaches smallholder farmers via the regional rural advisory services networks, which are made up of national-level platforms. The national platforms include actors from all sectors working in rural advisory services, and work directly with smallholders. National platforms help prioritise national-level issues and formulate demands to be taken to the regional and global levels. Vision & Mission Their vision is for rural advisory services to effectively contribute to agricultural innovation systems for sustainable development.  Their mission is to provide advocacy and leadership on pluralistic and demand-driven rural advisory services for sustainable development.
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  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Eschikon 28 8315 Lindau