Data-Driven Extension: Insights for Collaborative Learning and Action

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An event sponsored by the Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity Project   ​ Event Summary The Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project hosted its second annual Community of Practice convening in March 2019 in Kampala, Uganda. The Convening was attended by representatives from the United States Agency for...
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The research-practitioner divide: Why we are still optimistic

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​ Researchers and development practitioners don't often team up to co-lead large global projects for a number of reasons. They have different audiences, timelines, and motivations, making collaboration, let alone co-management, challenging. Researchers tend to design and test innovations and work at the global level with a long-term perspective. Pr...
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Gender-inclusive, market-oriented extension: where do we go from here?

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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 or climate shocks. It spurred large investments in country and project-level data coll...
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How will you transform extension in 2018?

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Happy New Year! This is the time of year when we look back at the previous year and take stock of our accomplishments and the obstacles we each faced, many of those challenges we face every year. With the new year comes the renewed hope that we will overcome those challenges. I have those hopes for agricultural extension. While there is a renewed e...
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A Country on the Cusp of a Digital Revolution in Agricultural Development

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Last month, I was in Dhaka, Bangladesh with my colleagues hosting an event on "Exploring Agriculture Innovations in Bangladesh to Improve Food Security" on behalf of Feed the Future 's Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) program, which Digital Green leads in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), CARE In...
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