Research and Extension Systems

FAO is developing guidelines to assess the functioning of EAS at the national level. To assist countries in making evidence-based decisions regarding EAS, FAO is working on methodologies, improved indicators to capture the performance of the service provision, critical results brought by EAS and the complexity of pluralistic interactions and innovation processes. The assessment guidelines have been tested to varying degrees in different countries, including Azerbaijan, Ecuador, India, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Tajikistan, Uganda, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.