What Works in Rural Advisory Services?

The notes also explain the different ways in which an approach has been used, and how it has been adapted to different contexts and countries. In addition to extension managers and practitioners, other audiences who will find the notes useful include staff and students in universities and other educational institutions, researchers, policy-makers, producer organisations and private companies buying produce from farmers, and development practitioners interested in promoting agricultural innovations.

With the support of many partners, and based on broad consultation processes, GFRAS has developed a common definition of good practices and a framework for their selection in RAS; established an Advisory Committee; and, working with and connecting actors from all around the world, has developed 31 GGP Notes to date.

GFRAS is now happy to announce it has launched a book offering the full collection of notes published up to August 2017. Following an overview of extension philosophies and methods, the notes are divided into four sections: Governance and structure; Capacity and management; Advisory methods; and Cross-cutting issues, and is now available for download on our website.