extension and rural advisory services


Although ICTs have the potential to revitalize agricultural extension in developing countries, evidence suggests that not all ICT-enabled extension approaches are equally effective in improving farmers’ technology adoption, productivity, income, or welfare outcomes.
The learning kit includes 16 courses and provides a freely downloadable manual, lecturer guide, workbook, and a set of slides for each course. 
For revitalization of extension and advisory services, individual staff will need new capacities and skills, but that is not enough.
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 PIM research on agricultural extension and advisory services and provides recommendations for improving extension in the future.
Presenting results of the global study “Strategies to invest in human capital in agriculture”: Virtual regional event for Latin America and the Caribbean.
On July 28th, local governments were given center stage at the United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit dialogues to discuss how to tackle food insecurity and nutrition.
Investment in agricultural producers is urgent for meeting the SDGs. This webinar will share key lessons and recommendations from a global research study on the issue launched by FAO, IFPRI and PIM.
Targeting women directly with relevant information in ways that are appealing increases their agency, access to resources, and achievements in farming.
EnGendering Data Blog
Disentangling information and role model effects on women's empowerment in rural Uganda.