Research and Extension Systems

Publications

Type: Publications
Year: 2016

Rural Advisory Services (RAS) are key to agricultural development and to improve the livelihood of millions of family farmers. This policy document looks at what are the specific needs of family farms and the response needed by RAS. The document results from several initiatives held during IYFF 2014: the FAO-GFRAS side event organized at the 5th GFRAS Annual Meeting in Buenos Aires on ‘RAS for family farms’, the side event during the Global Dialogue on Family Farming at FAO HQ and the FAO e-conference on ‘Tailoring RAS to family farms’.

Type: Publications
Year: 2016

L’objectif de cette fiche est de rendre compte de la situation1 des Boutiques d’Intrants (BI) au Niger et de l’intérêt représenté par cette micro-entreprise rurale dans le système d’approvisionnement en intrants aux producteurs et productrices et celui du rôle central joué par leur propriétaire dans ce système: les Organisations de Producteurs (OP).

Type: Publications
Year: 2015

Insights Based on Assessments of Strengths and Weaknesses of the AIS in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Turkey

This publication represents a synthesis of assessments of national agricultural innovation systems in countries of Central Asia, South Caucasus and Turkey.

Occasional papers on Innovation in Family Farming

Type: Publications
Year: 2015

This paper provides a summary of the results obtained from three regional needs assessments of Capacity Development (CD) initiatives undertaken by the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) and its partners. The surveyed tropical regions were Southeast Asia, Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa. The findings reveal a mismatch in all three regions between the external supply of primarily individual CD and the actual demand for institutional CD.

Type: Publications
Year: 2015

This collection of materials contains:

  • The farm business school: One-day orientation programme presents the training concept to  policy-makers and programme managers
  • Seven-day orientation programme prepares facilitators to set up and run farm business schools
  • The handbook outlines the scope of the farm business school programme
  • Training exercises manual provides the working exercises for the training programme