How much is the picture worth? Reviewing on-farm demos in agriculture extension
During this seminar, Gitau Mbure, Senior Technical Advisor for Agriculture at World Vision, and Clare Sullivan, Deputy Agriculture and Food Security Center at Columbia University, shared findings from a recent assessment aimed at developing guidelines for improving the management of agriculture demonstration sites. The study included a review of prevailing practices across food security programs in Bangladesh, Niger and Zimbabwe, as well as consultations with practitioners and stakeholders from over 30 organizations who are involved in implementing agriculture demonstration sites globally. The assessment highlighted key challenges, lessons learned, best practices and recommendations for improving management of on-farm demos. The seminar provided an opportunity to reflect on factors influencing knowledge transfer and behavior change in agriculture development, and serves as a platform for discussing opportunities to strengthen the technical and operational efficiency of key elements in agriculture extension systems.
This study was funded by a TOPS Small Grant. Learn more about our Small Grants Program here.