Training and Teaching – Improbable Bedfellows?

By Kathleen Earl Colverson, Ph.D. There has been an inherent tension between academic institutions and development practitioners for many decades in regards to the usefulness or credibility of each others’ work. Many academic institutions operate with the incentive of producing and publishing peer reviewed research, with little concern for the ultimate end user. Development practitioners[…]

Developing the Capacity to Do and to Not Do

Integrated programs all are the rage, and for good reason: it’s clear that real life doesn’t happen in neatly separated silos, and the causes and solutions to poverty and food insecurity are similarly interrelated. Yet it is hard to argue that integrating or mainstreaming gender and nutrition into agricultural extension services (AES) will not mean[…]