Reducing the Gender Gap in Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services – How to Find the Best Fit for Men and Women Farmers

Authors: Cristina Manfre, Deborah Rubin, Andrea Allen, Gale Summerfield, Kathleen Colverson, Mercy Akeredolu, 2013

The paper identifies the underlying principles associated with high levels of success in reaching women and men farmers and how, in differing contexts, the core principles have been successfully adapted to fit local conditions in establishing productive, profitable and sustainable relationships with individual producers, the private sector and associated research and education institutions. It explores the significance of gender relations for the design, operation, and monitoring of agricultural extension and advisory services and provides a summary of key issues and debates on gender issues in agricultural extension and advisory services, and draws on case material to highlight these issues.

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