This document summarises the major conclusions of participants of the 5th GFRAS Annual Meeting, held in Spetember 2014, regarding the relevance of an evidence-based RAS policy environment, how RAS policies should look, and how they can be influenced the 5th GFRAS Annual Meeting
With the theme of "Extension Services for Better Well-being," this agricultural extension policy document aims to support, facilitate, and coordinate the work of all extension services providers in Cambodia so that farmers and farming communities receive regular extension services and timely, adequate, accessible, and adaptable technical information.
The author asks the question, how evidence can best be prepared, packaged and made available to have the highest chance of impact (influencing the policy process).
A rapid improvement in food production, food security and farm incomes is a pressing national priority and Government of Timor Leste has been directing considerable resources to this objective. However, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has previously lacked the capability to work effectively with farmers. Part of the Government’s strategic response to the food security challenge has been to establish a new agricultural extension system with the capacity to provide support and encouragement to farmers in all parts of the country.
This document gives an overview of the development of extension in Timor Leste as well as key policy issues.
This Agricultural Extension MAnual is built on the Agricultural Extension Policy and Strategy for Timor-Leste and serves three purposes: (1) It guides agricultural extensionists and coordinators during planning and field level implementation of agricultural extension activities. (2) It gives guidance to representatives on national and district levels as to their supportive roles in the development of agricultural extension contents. (3) It serves as reference for agricultural extension personnel of donor funded programs, local NGOs, and INGOs working in agricultural extension in Timor-Leste.
This document is divided into two main sections. Section one gives a brief background of the political, administrative changes in the democratic dispensation and recommendations for the delivery mechanism in the South African agricultural sector. This sets the basis for articulating appropriate norms and standards. Section two focuses on the norms and standards to guide the provision of extension and advisory services to all spectra of clients. These norms and standards form the guidelines for the implementation of Agricultural Advisory Service Programme across all provinces.
The author reviews and analyses examples of existing agricultural extension policy documents from Africa (Nigeria, Malawi, Ghana) and Asia (Bangladesh).
The table of contents in this document gives an example of the structure of an extension policy document.
This document describes the Federation of Free Farmers Cooperatives efforts to influence the formulation of proper RAS policies and their translation into effective programs and services that benefit small-scale producers in the Philippines.
The Comprehensive Agricultural Policy Framework document gives the situation analysis of the agricultural sector, highlights the vision, goals, objectives and detailed policy statements and strategies for the development of the Zimbabwean agricultural sector during the period 2012 – 2032.
The Government of the Republic of Zambia has formulated a Livestock Development Policy to guide the effective implementation of activities and programmes in the livestock sub-sector. The Policy defines the overall objective and sets specific priority policy guidelines and strategies for achieving the vision of Government for livestock development.
This is the final draft of Zambia's National Agriculture Policy (NAP). The revised NAP 2012-2030 provides policy recommendations and action areas to enable agribusiness to produce and commercialise in an environment with clear rules that are predictable and stable, with the government focusing on facilitating, supporting and providing incentives for productive activities.
This manual is designed to provide guidelines on key elements of participatory extension approach. It is recommended for all field workers in the Agricultural sector and development workers involved in the facilitation of community development.
This manual describes some technical aspects in Monitoring and Evaluation for field extension workers. It describes some procedures in indicator setting, use of various tools and sources of information that is used for monitoring purposes.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives has adopted the participatory Extension Approach (PEA) and institutionalized it as the Extension Methodology, to be used in Agricultural Extension.
This document is a draft of the National Fisheries Policy. The aim of the policy is to provide an overall national vision for the development of the sector. The National Fisheries Policy seeks to give substance to the national fisheries vision.
This document highlights the Vision, Policies, and detailed Strategies for the development of the Zambian Agricultural Sector during the period 2004-2015. The main thrust of the National Agricultural Policy are increased production, sector liberalization, commercialization, promotion of public and private sector partnerships and provision of effective services that will ensure sustainable agricultural growth.
Power Point Presentation on the case of Uganda's extension reform process (1996 - 2011), held at the Innovations in Extension and Advisory Services International Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, from 15-18 November 2011.
South Sudan's National Agriculture and Livestock Extension Policy (NALEP) of 2011 gives directions for the management and organisation of a pluralistic extension system with both public and private extension service providers. The policy offers guidance for service providers and other stakeholders on matters of standards, approaches, implementation mechanisms, and on how to strengthen coordination among all actors.
This volume is a collection of agricultural sub-sector papers which provide very clear insights into the various land based food production sub-sectors being examined, with the principal aim of achieving a higher national food security. It aims to achieve that through environment sustainability and mainstreaming climate change considerations especially for adaptation measures. It analyses the food production efforts to date, investigates resource utilisation in the land based food production activities and identifies the shortfall. It proposes new targets for national food production in a concrete plan for the next five years and guides the focus of food production on the principle of exploiting areas in which there are national comparative advantages.