Advisory and Knowledge Services: Evidence for What Works

A seminar under this title will take place on September 17, 2014 from 12 to 2 pm EDT, at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, DC. The research team working on rural advisory and knowledge services under the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) will present recent developments in their work and talk about >> Read more

Rural advisory services: On the frontline of the fight against food insecurity

Interview with Kristin Davis, PIM lead for Advisory Services within Research Flagship 3: Adoption of Technology and Sustainable Intensification, Research Fellow at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Executive Secretary of the Global Forum for the Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) - What are rural advisory services in agriculture today and what is their role in >> Read more

What makes the difference in Extension Programs? Lessons from India

This summary is based on the blog story by Suresh Babu originally written for FARMD (Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development).    Suresh Babu is Leader for the PIM Cluster on ‘Capacity strengthening’ (Cluster 8.3), and represents PIM in the Consortium Capacity Working Group.  Are there good models of agricultural extension services that could >> Read more

Upcoming PIM Workshop on Agricultural Extension

The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets is organizing a workshop on "Research on agricultural extension systems: What have we learned, and where do we go from here?"  The workshop will be held on 15-16 October, 2013 at IFPRI Headquarters in Washington, DC.

August 2013 Agricultural Extension Week

The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is hosting an Agricultural Extension Week from 5-10 August 2013 in Gaborone, Botswana.  The theme of the event is "Value Chain Approach in Agricultural Development: Coping with New Demands for Agricultural Advisory Services".  Sub-themes of the conference will include ICT, gender, climate change adaptation and mitigation, extension >> Read more