Research & Extension

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Nov 2020
Why do we need demand-driven extension and advsory services? Faced with changing environmental and socio-economic conditions, rural producers must continuously innovate and adapt, calling on improved technical, marketing, or managerial skills and strategies. Effective extension and advisory services (EAS), designed to address the varied and complex needs of actors – especially producers – throughout the agri-food system, are critical to facilitating that change. They also play a key role in helping producers formulate their demands, communicate them to other actors, and respond as required. However, our view of producers’ needs may not always reflect their actual demand. Making EAS demand-driven is not an end ...read more

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Nov 2020
Between present disruptions and future threats to the food supply chain, the COVID-19 outbreak has generated extreme vulnerability in the agriculture sector. It is therefore crucial to mobilize all available instruments, institutions and stakeholders from both public and private sectors and civil society to ensure an appropriate and timely response. Agricultural Extension and Advisory Service (EAS) systems play an indispensable role at the frontline of the response to the pandemic in rural areas. However, in order to adapt to the emergency context within the government regulations, EAS providers need to rapidly change their way of operating.

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Oct 2020
This publication contains twelve modules which cover a selection of major reform measures in agricultural extension being promulgated and implemented internationally, such as linking farmers to markets, making advisory services more demand-driven, promoting pluralistic advisory systems, and enhancing the role of advisory services within agricultural innovation

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Jun 2020
Agricultural research and extension systems are central to unlock the potential of agricultural innovation and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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