Wishing you a Happy 2021
from Agricultural Extension South Asia (AESA) Network!

2020 has been a challenging year for AESA and for all of us mainly due to COVID-19 imposed restrictions on travel and meetings. Despite this we generated and exchanged new knowledge, organised virtual dialogues and inspired several practitioners to share their views, experiences and good practices.

In 2021, we wish to do better and we look forward to further strengthening our Knowledge Management activities, have more exchanges (hopefully face to face) to learn from each other and support development and strengthening of new capacities. In this mail, we share a short summary of what we did this year and seek your feedback on our progress and suggestions for doing better in 2021.

Enjoy your reading and have a great year ahead.


34 Blogs
Good Practice Notes
COVID-19 Field Notes
Meeting Notes
Book Reviews
Face to Face Interviews


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We Organised,

02 Editor Talk Series
on ‘Publishing Social Science Research’.


02 Workshops on,

  • Advanced Research Methodology for Social Sciences (Meghalaya, India), 
  • Sharing results of Global Capacity Needs Assessment (GCNA)  Methodology for Integrating Nutrition Objectives into Agricultural Extension Policies and Programmes in Hyderabad (Telangana, India.)

02 Competitions on,

  • Photo Contest on the occasion of World Milk Day with the Indian Veterinary Extension Forum (IVEF), and
  • Story Competition on Coping with Covid-19 with GFRAS-YPAR

We Participated in,

03 Global webinars
organised by FAO- GFRAS and IFAD-VCB-N on how Extension and Advisory Services are supporting farmers to adapt to COVID-19 .

We led,

Development of the Global Capacity Needs Assessment (GCNA) Methodology for Integrating Nutrition into Extension and Advisory Services and pilot tested the methodology in Telangana, India and presented these in the GCNA Global Finalisation Workshop, and
Customization of the NELK Module on Facilitation for Development to the Bangladesh Context with the Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Network (BAEN),

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