• Emailinfo@rassea.org
  • AddressRASSEA Office: Dramaga Bogor, West Java 16680 Indonesia
  • Emailinfo@rassea.org
  • AddressRASSEA Office: Dramaga Bogor, West Java 16680 Indonesia



    Dear Digital RAS Group,

    Below is the invitation for tomorrow’s webinar, hosted by Anglophone Africa:
    Their presentation will focus on:


    The Webinar discussed about the current potentials and challenges of digitalization and Rural Advisory Services in Asia, conducted in collaboration with RASSEA, GFRAS, GIZ and supported by APIRAS and IPB University. Attend in the webinar are Representative of Gov’t of Indonesia, Gov’t of Philippines, Global & Regional RAS Stakeholders and Networks, Indonesia and the Philippines Study Team, and Resource Persons in RAS Technology & Communication Services.

    Dr.Hlami Ngwenya from GFRAS Secretariat open the webinar and expressed enthusiasm in following the sharing exchange, expected lesson learn inspire from the recent Digital RAS study that can be share within GFRAS networks, while Chairperson of RASSEA, Dr.Siti Amanah extended welcome speech to all the participants  

    Sharing Session By Mr. Erlangga and Mr. Ronny Adhikarya

    –  an opportunity towards new concept of knowledge/communication brokering, where in this case ( GFRAS has been developing a concept of knowledge brokering called new extensionist, Inclusive RAS Participation by Formulate involvement RAS actor within AIS,  opportunities towards ICT, and created New Extensionist learning KIT), alternative channels to generated Online Service through Social Media, and other online platform.

    Opportunity and challenge to explore A demand driven RAS orientation

    – Challenge remaining in RAS tech Infrastructure and Digital Litercy, and measuring Digital RAS effectively use by farmer and extensionist, a need towards Ethic communication, a need smart tool in validating data and Generating financial scheme such as paid digital extension

    • Closure and way forward

    In a fast changing world, Digital RAS plays as effective tool to closing the gap towards some existing RAS demand. Yet issues towards access, technical, management, and funding are those that become great homework for all, the RAS stakeholders.

  • PRESS RELEASE – The 12th GFRAS Annual Meeting Side Event
  • “The Tropical Agriculture Platform towards the Future Advisory Services and Agroecology”

    Agriculture in tropical region has a unique agro-ecology and socio-economic of the community. Unprecedented changes related to nature and human activities have affected the agri-food value chains. Considering the challenges of agriculture in the tropics, Rural Advisory Services for Southeast Asia (RAS-SEA) wishes to organize a side event entitled “The Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) towards the future advisory services and agro-ecology.” The side event aims to share the idea and social innovation on transformation of agriculture/rural advisory services in the new normal era and fast development of digital technology. All stakeholders should have a clear vision for the future agriculture/rural advisory services. The question is how TAP as a platform can assist farmers, female farmers, and youth meet the need? How could extension and advisory services become more professional, sustainable, and agro-ecology oriented? Interested to join? Join us on 30 November 2021 at the designed time.09:30-11:30 Serbia Time15:30-17:30 Jakarta/Bangkok Time 16:30-18:30 KL/Sin/Manila Time

    Please fill the link below :https://bit.ly/The12thGFRASAnnualMeetingSideEventThank you!

  • 12th GFRAS Annual Meeting 2021


    The 12th GFRAS Annual Meeting will take place virtually and be organized in Belgrade, Serbia between 1 and 3 December, 2021. Side events are planned to take place on November 30th.

    Join us to discuss how agroecology is acquiring new relevance and a path to reconstruct a post-COVID-19 agriculture. The Annual meeting is co-organized by the Institute for Science Application in Agriculture, Serbia (IPN/ ISAA) and the South Eastern Europe Advisory Service Network (SEASN).

    Apply now here

  • GrowHer Launching in Indonesia!

    The #GrowHer launch in #Indonesia (Wednesday, 15 September) is an opportunity for #agriculture stakeholders to explore how digital platforms and technology play a critical role in empowering #women agripreneurs. Register here to learn more about the systemic issues that women in the industry face and how we can address them 👉 bit.ly/GrowHer-ID

    GrowHer.org is a community-based platform that connects women to learning events, essential resources and best-practice sharing from other women agripreneurs. While we recognize that there is no ‘silver bullet’ to closing the gender gap, GrowHer will help inform, inspire and empower women, providing them with resources to sustainability increase their yields and income.


  • Happy ASEAN Day 54th! We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper

    ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is a regional organization that accommodates the cooperation of 10 countries in Southeast Asia. There are the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. 

    In line with the ASEAN’s purposes to build relations between countries in Southeast Asia for the betterment of education, economic growth, social progress and cultural development. RASSEA as a rural advisory services organization operating in Southeast Asia that has similar vision also wants to support and wishes “Happy ASEAN Day 54th! We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper”.

  • Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and RASSEA Meeting on 2 July 2021

    SUSS & RASSEA have a meeting to proposed future cooperation and collaboration. The panel was attended by Joyce Tan, Razwana Begum Abdul Rahim, and Lukas Santos from SUSS and Dr. Siti Amanah, Lani Eugenia, Epsi Euriga from RASSEA. SUSS students can be the ambassador of food security. In this matter, RASSEA can guide the student about the subject method, knowledge, what students can do. The format can be creating a model of young ambassadors for several years (it can be two years), the ambassador has the duty, wherever they go, they are looking about agricultural sustainability.

    RASSEA commits to advocating for policymakers and contributing to community empowerment. Therefore, we need data, information, evidence (FAO, IFAD, CGIAR) to be aware and industry to share the tool, technology with the farmer. We also need expertise not only ambassadors but also campaigns. At the university level, we can do research, capacity of change. For example, we have NELK from GFRAS, and it is also already in our curriculum. How to put SUSS in RASSEA can be through 1) SUSS student enroll in a summer course, 2) Develop urban farming video, 3) Raise awareness about urban farming, food, lifestyle, decrease waste and innovation in Singapore. As a follow-up, the meeting will be continued by making a written document about the involvement of SUSS in RASSEA and the benefits for the institutions.

  • National Seminar and Congress III The Association of Indonesian Development Extention Expert (PAPPI), Thursday, 24th June 2021


    Building human civilization requires synergy and collective work of many parties. The concept of ‘pentahelix’ development which consists of elements from the government, society, academia, business field and the media which support each other is needed to accelerate the achievement of development goals. On that basis, The Association of Indonesian Development Extension Experts (PAPPI) will hold a National Seminar and Congress III with the theme: * The Strategic Role of Extension in Human Development through the Penta Helix Approach in the Digital Age. *

    The main goals of the activity is to provide space for the exchange of ideas, dissemination of study results and sharing practical experiences in order to build multi-stakeholder synergies, strengthening institutions, developing networks and collaborating for the development of human resource quality in various fields of development, contributing to the development of development extension science, community development, and related fields in anticipating the digital era that has changed human behavior patterns at the local and global levels. Activities will be carried out on:
    Day, date: Thursday, 24 June 2021
    At: 08.30-12.30 WIB (National Seminar) &
    At: 13.30-16.00 WIB (Congress)
    Media / Location: Online via zoom meeting
    Registration link: http://ipb.link/reg-seminar-kongres-pappi-2021
    Contact person: http://wa.me/628128546373
    #development counseling

  • Introduction about APIRAS

    Introduction about APIRAS (Dr. Virginia R. Cardenas)

    Introduction about APIRAS
    (Dr. Virginia R. Cardenas)
  • RASSEA is sub-regional network under coordination of APIRAS and GFRAS

    Rural Advisory Services in Southeast Asia (RASSEA) is Sub-Regional Network (SRN) under coordination of Asia Pacific Rural Advisory Services (APIRAS). Asia Pacific Rural Advisory Services (APIRAS) is the Regional Network for Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS).

    In 26 August 2017, Faculty of Human Ecology (FEMA) IPB University hold a meeting to discuss agricultural extension related issues in Southeast Asia. The meeting had been made possible to occur through co-sharing between IPB University and SEARCA. The meeting was attended by 30 participants comprising representatives from IPB University Indonesia, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), University of Chulalangkorn, University of Gadjah Mada International Center for Research in Agro-forestry (ICRAF), SEARCA, the University of the Philippines, SEAMEO-BIOTROP, Representative from Ministry of Agriculture Indonesia, Representative from Government of Bogor District, Representative from Government of Bogor Municipality, Extension Workers, Puan Tani (Civil Society Organization), researchers, farmer leaders, and the students. Participants of the meeting agreed to develop Southeast Asia forum for rural advisory services. This forum can be perceived as a hub to improve learning, sharing, networking and advocacy to improve performance of extension in providing the services.

    In 27 January 2018, Core Team of RAS-SEA was formed with the function to work on developing the network as an organization. In the 9th GFRAS Annual Meeting that was hold in Korea on October 2018, at APIRAS meeting group, it was suggested that the sub-network would consist of the members from insular region of Southeast Asia. Up to this stage, RAS-SEA aims at strengthening extension/advisory services to fulfill the needs of multi stakeholders towards sustainable agri-food system.