The idea of giving birth to a sub-regional organization to support and strengthen Country Forums in the Southern part of Africa raised during the 1st Extension Week in Gaboronne in 2013. A committee was elected to work on the constitution of SADC-FAAS.

 

Gala Diner in Botswana – during 2nd AEW in 2015

A year later, a meeting was organized in Johannesburg, with support from CTA and CCARDESA to allow SARFAAS Committee to develop it’s constitution and strategic plan.

 

SARFAAS leaders gathered in Johanesburg in 2015

In October 2015, during the 2nd Extension Week held in Ethiopia, the Chair of AFAAS conducted a kick of meeting before the officialization of SARFAAS during the AFAAS GA. The new board was appointed.

In February 2016, during AFAAS Regional Meeting in Kampala, some of SARFAAS team has been able to gather again to consolidate some achievements.

Some of SARFAAS members (Madagascar, Malawi, South Africa) discussing SARFAAS progress during AFAAS regiona Meeting

In 2017, SARFAAS region is hosting the 3rd African Agricultural Extension Week in Durban, South Africa.