Print this page

Building an Effective RAS/EAS Model for Smallholders: Emerging Issues and the Four Cornerstones of Sustainability

Author: Mueller, Benjamin C. , 2016
Type: Conceptual (definitions and frameworks)
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Download here
1365 times downloaded

Rural advisory services/extension and advisory services (RAS/EAS) models are influenced by a number of factors and emerging issues that can determine best practices in the development of extension policy. These emerging issues are extremely valuable in creating RAS/EAS policy and must be considered in the development of innovative extension models. They include: participatory, farmer-led decision-making; privately-led extension and public–private partnerships; gender equality; ICT and mass extension; value chain marketing; and building partnerships. 

Four policy cornerstones should also be addressed in efforts to build an effective RAS/ EAS model for sustainable development. These cornerstones include capacity building and technical assistance to support the following extension policy areas: land tenure and information reform; access to credit for smallholders; innovative technical subject matter training, demonstration plots and farmer to farmer extension. 

Last modified on Thursday, 26 January 2017 10:45

Related items