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Mind the Gap: Improving Dissemination Strategies to Increase Technology Adoption by Smallholders

The 'Mind the Gap' research project is testing new and existing models of transferring innovative technology packages to smallholder farmers by using an RCT approach, aiming to improve dissemination strategies to increase technology adoption by smallholders. Understanding which extension approaches have the greatest success rate help to improve future agricultural technology dissemination efforts. The 'Mind the Gap' project compares different extension approaches and evaluates their impacts on technology adoption rates and farm household livelihoods. In addition to agricultural training, extension approaches in this Project include business training for farmers, training for organizational development and business training tailored to women. A policy manual for extension services is also being developed. Scaling up to other regions will be facilitated with interactive similarity maps that identify similar socio-cultural and environmental contexts across the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) region.

 01/04/2016 - 31/05/2019
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Organization: 1 International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
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Year: 2018
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Country/ies: Tunisia
Geographical coverage: Near East and North Africa
Type: Project
Content language: English
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