Concepts and Practices

Diverse Approaches and Models of Providing Extension and Advisory Services

The EAS landscape in most countries is diverse and typically described as pluralistic: not only are there many different types of providers (public sector, private for profit, NGOs and CSOs, farmer-based organizations,) but also different models and approaches are used (e.g., through lead farmers, through volunteers, answer plots, …). This compilation on diverse approaches and models of providing EAS is based on the inputs from the MEAS (Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services) symposium held in June 2013 at Washington.

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