Research and Extension Systems

Publications

Type: Publications
Year: 1997

For agricultural extension directors to guide their organizations through this demanding and difficult period, they will need to direct their attention to the main issues and concerns. They must concentrate the work of extension on those activities where it has a comparative advantage. For example, extension should focus its efforts on those knowledge-based technologies that are central to farmers' concerns and that will maintain the natural resource base. In general, these are subject-matter areas that will not be taken up by the private sector. Examples include dissemination of production management technologies that are specific to different crop and livestock systems.

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Type: Publications
Year: 2003

This study examines the extension and training needs of disabled farmers in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The idea for the study arose when extension workers in the region noted the large number of Iran-Iraq War-disabled veterans returning to their villages to continue their earlier activities in the agricultural sector. In speaking to local extensionists, it became apparent that there was no special training for extension workers to assist these farmers with disabilities with their adjustment back to the agricultural sector.

Type: Publications
Year: 2020

This FAO special issue presents innovations related to the approaches, tools and methods with case studies and examples of climate risk management and resilience building in agriculture. It contains contributions from 42 authors representing 21 organizations and institutes around the world. 
Edited by Selvaraju Ramasamy, PhD
Head, Research and Extension Unit (OINR)

Type: Publications
Year: 2020

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

Type: Publications
Year: 2014

The aim of this study is to understand the local innovation processes in South Tyrol and specifically to try to understand the constraints and opportunities for the Learning and Innovation Network for Sustainable Agriculture (LINSA), a highly sophisticated and adaptive network comprising the various stakeholders involved in apple production and marketing in the region.
Occasional papers on Innovation in Family Farming