Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)

Agricultural extension in Kazakhstan

The aim of the project is to strengthen and expand the Kazakh extension system in “depth, breadth and local participation”. “Depth” means the involvement of new areas in Kazakh extension services, such as food safety, environmental management, food processing and agribusiness. “Breadth” refers to the connection of new partners while “local participation” focuses on the priorities of communities and villages in extension planning. Project expected outputs are a  national  forum  for  inclusive  extension  planning,  three demonstration    projects   and recommendations from these initiatives. A successful implementation of the project will allow the spread of good practices to other countries in the region.

Pilot projects of the Kazakh extension project have been successfully delivered

Agricultural extension in KazakhstanAt the National Forum on Agricultural Extension held in August 2013 within the framework of the Kazakh Extension Component of the Agrarian Structures Initiatives, participants agreed to deliver three types of pilot projects to demonstrate the three key aspects of a modern agricultural extension system; namely, breadth, depth and local participation.

The pilots were prepared and trainings have been organized and completed between 21 October and 11 November 2013. (more)