Research & Extension

Market Oriented Agricultural Advisory Services Workshop in Latin America, Santa Cruz (Bolivia) 8-9 October 2012

With the objective to raise awareness on essential principles for Market Oriented Agricultural Advisory Services (MOAAS), FAO with the support of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is organizing a MOOAS Workshop for the Latin America region to be held in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) next October. Its aim is to better understand how ministries of agriculture are addressing marketing and agribusiness development issues within their organisational structures and extension services, identifying capacity building gaps and developing action plans for follow up support. Furthermore and as part of the learning experience, country pilot experiences and case studies will be shared and discussed with the participants in each workshop.

The workshop will be held in Santa Cruz, in coordination with the 3rd Meeting of the Latin American network for rural extension services (RELASER) hosted by the Bolivian National Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Innovation (INIAF).