Thursday, 11 November 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 am EST
Extension is a critical pathway from scientific discovery to durable impact at scale, as farmers and other actors in the rural economy learn, adapt, and innovate with new technologies and practices. This webinar presents selected findings from a synthesis of PIM research on agricultural extension and advisory services and provides recommendations for improving extension in the future.
During the webinar the synthesis brief and accompanying infographic (also see below) will be presented. Speakers will then highlight innovative interventions that can be applied and adapted to enhance extension performance. These interventions are organized by extension’s “best-fit” characteristics: governance structures and funding, organizational and management capacities and cultures, methods, and community engagement.
It builds on previous PIM events such as Engaging youth and the private sector in extension and agricultural advisory services, Agricultural extension: Global status and performance in selected countries, Envisioning the future of extension, and Future extension: Innovations and evidence.
Introduction: Frank Place, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)
Moderator: Simrin Makhija, Program Manager, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)