netherlandsPublic Sector

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation


Communication and Innovation Studies, Wageningen University
Very active academic group on extension issues in Europe at Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

In 2004 we published the third edition of the classic book by Anne van den Ban:

Leeuwis, C. (with contributions by A. Van den Ban) (2004) Communication for rural innovation. Rethinking agricultural extension. Oxford: Blackwell Science.

CIS has published hundreds of academic articles that are relevant to the field. More at

List of Extension Providers

icon target The following list shows an excerpt from the GFRAS Directory of Extension Providers for the Netherlands. Some of these entries may be specially marked for having more detailed information in the database of the Worldwide Extension Study WWES.