Extension and Innovation

Agricultural Extension Global Status and Performance in Selected Countries

To address gaps in knowledge about agricultural extension, this book provides a global overview of the status of agricultural extension and advisory services, compares extension systems at national and regional levels, examines performance of extension approaches in a selected set of country cases, and shares lessons and policy insights. Drawing on both primary and secondary data, the book contributes to the literature by applying a common and comprehensive framework—the “best-fit” approach—to the data analysis and by updating previous global extension services assessments. The conceptual framework used assists in standardizing the principles on which assessments are conducted and allows some comparability of characteristics and results across geographies.