Revitalizing Extension for Agricultural Development

Dec 12, 2017 09:00 -
Dec 13, 2017 17:00 EST
National Press Club

Please find event-related materials below.

Note that registration for this event is closed.

The Feed the Future’s Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) and Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) projects are hosting a two-day event to share and cocreate innovative extension solutions that impact smallholder farmers at global scale. 

Program Agenda (download here)

Day 1 will include sessions on innovative methods, approaches and tools, the transformation of extension, measuring success and overcoming gender barriers.

Day 2 will be a roll-up-your-sleeves workshop that sources solutions on EAS topics from Africa, Asia and D.C. to prioritize the most relevant topics to improve extension and give tangible, concrete, specific and practical recommendations for how to solve them. Attendees will include key agricultural development stakeholders from country governments, donors, academia and practitioners, both private and civil society. 

Table Topics for Roll-Up-Your-Sleeves Workshop on December 13 (Day 2 of the event)

Upon registering on Day 1, we will ask to sign-up for a table topic for the Day 2 roll-up-your-sleeves workshop. Below you will find the topics and a short pre-read for each topic that gives context to the challenge and identifies the country in which the workshop participants will design a solution.

1. How might farmer groups/organizations provide extension services that include marginal and small-scale farmers? (Senegal)

Pre-read for Topic #1

2. How might private input dealers support extension delivery that promotes climate and nutrition resilience? (Nigeria)

Pre-read for Topic #2

3. How might digital tools be used by public extension agents to provide market-oriented information and services, such that resource-poor farmers are able to use it to increase incomes? (Ethiopia)

Pre-read for Topic #3

4. How might research and extension systems be more closely linked and greater farmer voice be brought in to inform their agendas? (Myanmar)

Pre-read for Topic #4

5. How can we better incorporate higher educational institutions (agricultural colleges and universities) into extension, research and outreach? (Honduras)

Pre-read for Topic #5

6. How might a technology-enabled, market-oriented extension service be more inclusive of women? (Bangladesh)

Pre-read for Topic #6

7. How might extension be delivered to pastoralist communities and feedback mechanisms developed to create an accessible extension system in which adoption data can be collected? (Mali)

Pre-read for Topic #7

8. How can we better manage performance of pluralistic extension agents through quality assurance (QA)/certification measures and regulation? (Uganda)

Pre-read for Topic #8