Climate change

Adaptation under the “New Normal” of Climate Change: The Future of Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services

Brent M. Simpson (Michigan State University) & C. Gaye Burpee (Catholic Relief Services) January 2014
This paper outlines the nature of the adaptation challenge, identifies past and present points of EAS engagement, and proposes future responses. Extension and advisory service (EAS) providers have an immensely important role to play in serving as a critical link between farmers and sources of new information and tools, and in aiding behavior change toward adapted practices among farming populations.