Training material

For advisors, supervisors, managers, and training centres

AFDI. 2012. Guide Pratique. Quel accompagnement proposer à une organisation paysanne pour choisir une activité de conseil à l’exploitation familiale (CEF) ? Paris: Groupe Gestion AFDI.

Anonyme. 2002. Mise en place d’un conseil de gestion aux exploitations cotonnières dans la zone Ouest du Burkina Faso. Prototype du Guide du conseiller. Burkina Faso: Sofitex, UNPCB.

Gret. 2015. Manual of Malasaka tools. Yangon, Myanmar: Gret.

For farmers

Sofitex, Faso Coton, Socoma, UNPCB. Undated. Mon livret de conseil. Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.

Further reading

Djondang, K. and Havard, M. 2010. De l’encadrement au conseil aux exploitations agricoles familiales : une évolution indispensable pour les zones cotonnières du Tchad et du Cameroun. Revue Canadienne d’études du développement, 31(1–2): 79–92.

Faure, G., Toillier, A., Legile, A., Moumouni, I., Pelon, V., Gouton, P. and Gansonré, M. 2013. How to improve the sustainability of approaches for management advicefor family farms in Africa? Toward a research and development agenda. Extension System, 29(2): 29–50.

Faure, G., Dugue, P. and Beauval V. 2004. Conseil à l’exploitation familiale, Expériences en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Paris/Montpellier, France: Gret-CIRAD.

Inter-Réseaux working group on MAFF (in French) Available at:  travail/pole-conseil-a-l-exploitation/MAFF page of the FERT network. Available at:

This paper was produced by CIRAD and Gret, with financial support from GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), and PIM (the CGIAR Research Programme on Policies, Institutions, and Markets).

This work was undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Funding support for this study was provided by the agencies with logos on the front page. This paper has not gone through IFPRI’s standard peer-review procedure. The opinions expressed here belong to the authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of PIM, IFPRI, or CGIAR.



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