Guidelines

We invite you to share good practices in extension and advisory provision in South Asia based on your personal experience with promoting/studying such good practices so that others in the region can learn from your insights.What is a good practice?

“A good practice is simply a process or a methodology that represents the most effective way of achieving a specific objective. Some people prefer to use the term ‘good practice’ as in reality it is debatable whether there is a single ‘best’ approach – and of course approaches are constantly evolving and being updated. So another way of defining a good practice is one that has been proven to work well and produce good results, and is therefore recommended as a model. The essence of identifying and sharing good practices is to learn from others and to re-use knowledge. The biggest benefit consists in well developed processes based on accumulated experience.” (SDC, 2004)

Good practices in Extension and Advisory Provision Some of the potential topics include:

  • Application of ICTs
  • Ways of reaching effectively women and socially excluded groups
  • Linking farmers to markets
  • Capacity Development
  • Decentralisation of extension
  • Financing of extension
  • Role of Farmer Organisations
  • Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Addressing Nutrition through extension
  • Pluralism and Co-ordination
  • Extension Policy Development
  • Adaptation to climate change

Basic OutlineThe audience for good practice could range from policy makers to farmer organizations; from extension scholars to extension researchers and from agri-business companies to extension managers. The maximum length for each good practice should be 4 (A-4) pages (including relevant pictures/tables if any).

  • The Synopsis of the good practice (like and abstract, one paragraph max 300 words)
  • Your Contact details (including email)
  • Context and why it was used (what challenges the good practice tried to address)
  • Good practices (discusses its features)
  • Challenges (problems/constraints associated with the initial deployment of best practice and how these were addressed)
  • Benefit and Impact
  • Sustainability and Scaling Up
  • Lessons Learned (including what needs to be done to promote this practice more widely)
  • Additional links/References

Send your submission in an e-mail or Word document to crispindia@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you!

Welcome to AESA

 

Vision

Improving food and nutrition security through efficient and effective extension and advisory services.

Mission

Sharing, learning and networking for building effective and efficient extension and advisory services.