Agrilinks Examines Trends and Challenges in Agricultural Extension

Highlighting INGENAES’ works Agricultural extension and advisory services (EAS) provide essential support to smallholder farmers to break the cycle of low productivity, vulnerability and poverty. This September, Feed the Future is teaming up with Agrilinks to highlight investments and programs that are working to build a stronger, global community of practice around EAS. By providing[…]

Gender-inclusive, market-oriented extension: where do we go from here?

This article was originally posted on DLEC, February 20, 2018 By Deborah Rubin, Co-Director, Cultural Practice, LLC   Ten years ago, the global food price crisis dramatically highlighted how food systems are dynamically interconnected. The crisis also revealed how serious gender disparities can exacerbate the precariousness of women farmers who face economic, social, and weather[…]

Youth for Progress in Agriculture

AgReach’s Strengthening Agriculture Nutrition and Extension (SANE) Youth in Agriculture project improved access to and quality of extension available to youth in the Lilongwe East District of Malawi through agribusiness training and the establishment of Young Farmers Clubs that would facilitate trust, communication, and collaboration between young farmers. By improving agribusiness knowledge and integrating youth into extension[…]

Feeding Fish, Feeding Sierra Leone

The original post can be found on Agrilinks For farmers in the Tonkolili district of Sierra Leone, fish are an integral part of life. Fish is one of the most popular animal-source proteins consumed in Sierra Leone, and fish farmers like those in Tonkolili are becoming important producers as marine fish availability declines, which will[…]

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[…]

Highlights from UN Recommendations for Rural Women’s Rights

Currently representing one-fourth of the world’s population, rural women contribute extensively to agriculture, rural development, food and nutrition security, and poverty reduction. On March 4, the United Nations published new recommendations for state governments to acknowledge and protect the rights of rural women through their “General Recommendation no. 34 on the Rights of Rural Women”[…]