Research and Extension Systems

FAO works actively with the key global, regional and subregional actors in EAS. These include the Global Forum of Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS), launched in 2010, where FAO is a member of its Governing Board. These also include regional networks, such as the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), Asia-Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services Network (APIRAS), Latin American Network on Rural Extension Services (RELASER), European Forum for Farm and Rural Advisory Services (EUFRAS) and 15 other subregional networks.