PREAMBLE

In September 2015, the member countries of United Nations agreed on 17 goals with 169 targets that set the agenda for sustainable development interventions over the next 15 years. It is interesting to note that most of the goals and targets relate with what the extension profession has been advocating and practicing for a long time. However, there are four important concerns, where agricultural extension can play a major role namely enhancing food and nutritional security, sustainable livelihoods, resilience to climate change and peace and wellbeing of the farming community. This conference would address these major concerns with the following objectives

OBJECTIVES

  • To scope agricultural extension and its linkages with related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • To analyze regional variation on Food and Nutritional status of vulnerable groups
  • To assess relevance of agricultural extension in promoting sustainable livelihoods
  • To examine and integrate the role of agricultural extension in facilitating adaptation of communities to climate change, and
  • To reorient agricultural extension in addressing farm distress and for promoting peace and wellbeing of the farming communities