Collaboration for innovation: Rural advisory services in Central Asia and Southern Caucasus
GFAR Secretariat. (30/12/2014). Collaboration for innovation: Rural advisory services in Central Asia and Southern Caucasus. URL: http://www.egfar.org/news/collaboration-innovation-rural-advisory-services-central-asia-and-southern-caucasus
On 17-21 November 2014, in Bishek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, CACAARI hosted a landmark regional conference on Rural Advisory Services in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Co-organizers in these efforts included the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), Modernising Extension and Advisory Services (MEAS), the International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). What was it that warranted such a pooling of local and international expertise?