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Links to sites and individual resources relevant to understanding factors shaping national agricultural and extension policies
Blum, M. L. 2007. Trends and challenges in agricultural extension – policies and strategies for reform. Rome: FAO Research and Extension Division
Rome: FAO Research and Extension Division: presentation to workshop on Building partnerships for technology generation, assessment and sharing in agriculture among West Balkan countries, Skopje, 27-29 June.

Cabral, L and Scoones, I (2006) Narratives of agricultural policy in Africa: What role for Ministries of Agriculture? Brighton. Future Agricultures Consortium
Sets out three contending narratives which shape roles of Agriculture Ministries

Christensen, D. & Sriskandarajah, N. 2008. A social learning perspective on the practice, rationale and condition of agricultural extension in Denmark with a rural development focus.
Presentation to 8th IFSA Symposium, Clermont-Ferrand, 6-10 July.

Christoplos, I. 2010. Mobilising the potential of rural and agricultural extension. Rome: FAO.
Paper presents an overview of current opportunities and challenges facing efforts to increase the impact of rural and agricultural extension.

Farmer First Revisited
Scoones, I, Thomson, J and Chambers, R (2008) Farmer First Revisited: Innovation for Agricultural Research and Development Workshop Summary

Farrington, J (1994) Public sector extension: Is there life after structural adjustment? ODI
An incisive analysis of public sector extension which continues to have relevance almost 20 years later

Glendenning, C., Suresh, B. & Asenso-Okyere, K. 2010. Review of agricultural extension in India: Are farmers` needs being met? Washington DC: International Food and Policy Research Institute.
IFPRI Review Document

Hu, R., Cai, Y., Chen, K.Z., Cui, Y. & Huang, J. 2010. Effects of inclusive public agricultural extension service. Results from a policy reform project in Western China. Washington, D.C.: IFPRI Discussion Paper 01037.
Based on farmer-supplied data from six counties for the years 2005 to 2007, this paper shows that inclusive reform initiatives significantly improve farmers’ access to and acceptance of agricultural extension services as well as their adoption of new technologies.

Hu, R., Yang, Z., Kelly, P. & Huang, J. 2008. Agricultural extension system reform and agent time allocation in China. China Economic Review.
The authors conclude that the recent Chinese government policy to separate commercial activities from extension services is a step in the right direction and should be expanded.

IDASA Smallholder Advocacy project
The Public Expenditure and Smallholder Agriculture project, aims for a holistic approach towards agriculture that encompasses both policy and budget imperatives to increase small-scale farmer participation in the policymaking process

Muyanga, M. & Jayne, T. S. 2006. Agricultural extension in Kenya: Practice and policy lessons. Working Paper 26. Nairobi: Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University.
Working paper addresses lessons from agricultural extension in Kenya

Pedersen, C.A. 2008. Overview of the Danish agricultural advisory system. Presentation to EURAGRI, Foulum, Denmark, 19 September.
Presentation compiled by the Danish Agricultural Advisory Service

Small Scale Fisheries Policy 2012
Gazetted policy on the small scale fisheries sector

Winberg, E. 2010. Participatory forest management in Ethiopia, practices and experiences. Addis Ababa: FAO.
The report is written by a Forestry volunteer in association with FAO

How to construct dialogues that work
Panos London
Using communication to promote the participation of marginalised people in development debates

Resources relating to extension models and methods
Extension in Sub-Saharan Africa: Overview and assessment of past and current models, and future prospects
Excellent 2008 review article by Kristen Davis in the Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education

LIMA Rural Development Foundation
Providing a farmer support programme in partnership with Teba Development, that services 15 000 small holder farmers, in four provinces.

Global resources on forestry extension
FAO forestry extension
FAO`s forest extension strategy focuses on the facilitation of flexible multistakeholder partnerships

Websites providing resources on extension and agricultural research
Digital Green
The Digital Green system combines technology and social organization to improve the cost-effectiveness and broaden the community participation of existing agricultural extension systems.

Future Agricultures Consortium
FAC aims to encourage dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policy makers and opinion formers in Africa.

Global Forum on Agricultural Research

Indian National Council for Agricultural Research
The Council is the apex body for co-ordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences

Kenya Farmers Helpline
Kenyan partnership providing agricultural information and service using mobile phones

Modernising extension and advisory services
A consortium led by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The website offers a range of extension resources

National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management
Hyderabad, Government of India

New Agriculturist
A Wren media production communicating agricultural science

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
African, Carribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of States and the EU - Link to thematic websites

Links to useful resources on extension systems in different countries
Lessons from Brazil: Alleviating poverty and hunger
Da Silva Presentation to Innovations in Extension and Advisory Services International Conference 2011

Links to international policy documents relevant to agriculture and extension
Brazil. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply. 2008. Brazil Agricultural Policies. Brazil: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply.
Policy mission: Mission - To “promote the sustainable development and the agribusiness competitiveness in benefit of the Brazilian society."

China. Delegation of the European Union in China. 2011. China`s Twelfth Five Year Plan (2011-2015).
Heading Levels Part II: Chapters 5-8 relevant but no further breakdown at this point.

Ethiopia. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. 2010. Ethiopia`s Agricultural Sector Policy and Investment Framework (PIF) 2010-2020 [Draft]. Post-Compact Investment Plan.pdf
Draft Final Report: 15 September 2010.

Kenya. Ministries of Agriculture, Livestock Development, Fisheries Development, Cooperative Development & Marketing. 2012. National Agricultural Sector Extension Policy (NASEP). Narobi: Government of Kenya.
Policy dated June 2012

Malawi. Environmental Affairs Department. 2004. National Environmental Policy. Malawi: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs.
Includes sections on agriculture, forestry and fisheries

The conference website has important links and resources relating to the latest research on smallholder agriculture and rural development
Towards Carnegie 3 website
Latest research on poverty and inequality

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