GFRAS is the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services, functioning under the vision of seeing rural advisory services effectively contributing to the sustainable reduction of hunger and poverty worldwide. The mission of GFARS is to provide advocacy and leadership on rural advisory services within the global development agenda.
GFRAS has three functions:
The GFRAS inception period began on January 1, 2010. During the inception phase GFRAS has conferred widely with stakeholders, developed a five-year operational plan, and secured funding for the long term. In June 2011 the GFRAS first 5-year phase was launched.