national policies wtEvery country has developed, formulated, and decreed national policies related to rural advisory services. Find some examples here. If you are looking for a national policy from a specific country, please use the search function, selecting the category “National policies” and the tag for the country.

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Extension and advisory services (EAS) by private and public extension services providers (ESPs) can elp improve food security, income generation, poverty alleviation and development. These services articularly benefit smallholder subsistence farmers.  This study explores EAS approaches employed by the private and public sectors and their impacts on ustainable agricultural development among smallholders. 

The survey covered five out of the eight provinces in Kenya. The smallholder farmers and ESPs epresented 86 percent and 90 percent, respectively, of the target respondents. The study covered armers who had been involved in production and marketing for over 10 years and ESPs who had  orked with smallholder farmers for more than two years. The National Agricultural Sector Extension olicy (NASEP) set the guidelines for the survey.

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  • Author(s) Florence Masia
  • Year 2015
  • Type of Content Case study, experience, example
  • Type of Document Research Papers and Studies
  • Country/Region Kenya

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This Implementation Framework for National Agricultural Extension Policy (NASEP) was prepared to provide guidance to all stakeholders involved in agricultural extension so that there is a harmonised approach in its implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The success in the implementation of this policy is predicated on the commitment of all sector players: public and private sector service providers, farmers, fisher-folk, pastoralists, ranchers and development partners. Successful implementation of the policy will contribute towards improved transfer of technology and management for higher agricultural sector productivity, a key prerequisite to poverty reduction and enhanced nutrition and food security.

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  • Author(s) National Extension Task Force
  • Year 2007
  • Type of Content Conceptual (definitions and frameworks)
  • Type of Document Endorsed policy documents
  • Country/Region Kenya

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The National Agricultural Sector Extension Policy (NASEP) spells out modalities for effective management and organization of agricultural extension in a pluralistic system where both public and private service providers are active participants. The new policy provides a point of reference for service providers and other stakeholders on standards, ethics and approaches, and guides all players on how to strengthen coordination, partnership and collaboration.

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  • Author(s) Agricultural Sector Coordination Unit, Kenya
  • Year 2012
  • Type of Content Conceptual (definitions and frameworks)
  • Type of Document Endorsed policy documents
  • Country/Region Kenya

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Agricultural extension was established in Kenya after the second world war. The extension services were provided by the government. Variations in the system have included: a) the integrated approach under the special rural integrated development project, 1970s, b) training and visit system, 1982, c) district focus for rural development, 1984 and d) national agricultural and livestock extension programme, 2000. Shifts in extension policy in Kenya have been due to perceived low impact of agricultural extension. Factors attributed to this scenario include weak operational framework and poor linkages between research, extension and the farmer. To strengthen the agricultural extension system, the government has opted to support non-governmental actors. The merits and demerits of this approach are discussed.

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  • Author(s) Kibett, J.k; Omunyin, M.E.; Muchiri, J.Policy & advocacy Kenya
  • Year 2005
  • Type of Content Case study, experience, example
  • Type of Document Research Papers and Studies
  • Country/Region Kenya

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Power Point Presentation held during the Extension Workshop in Kinshasa, DRC frm 26 to 27 June 2012. It explains the development and implementation of the National Agricultural Sector Extension Policy (NASEP), and touches upon policy validation, a performance management system and the motivation to extension staff.

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  • Author(s) Kamau, Mary
  • Year 2012
  • Type of Content Case study, experience, example
  • Type of Document Presentation
  • Country/Region Kenya

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Power Point Presentation held at the Workshop on the POlitics of Agricultural Extension Reform in Africa, Institute of Development Studies, UK from 6 to 7 December 2012.

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  • Author(s) Odame, Hannington and Oduori, LeonardPolicy & advocacy Kenya
  • Year 2012
  • Type of Content Case study, experience, example
  • Type of Document Presentation
  • Country/Region Kenya

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This document describes Liberia's National Policy for AEAS. It is the intention of this National Policy for Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) to provide the legal and enabling framework for the transformation of the existing extension system into a pluralistic, decentralized, demand-driven, and market-oriented AEAS system that is responsive to cross-cutting issues such as gender, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, natural resource management, and climate change, and to provide guidance to AEAS stakeholders.

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  • Author(s) n.a.
  • Year 2012
  • Type of Content Conceptual (definitions and frameworks)
  • Type of Document Endorsed policy documents
  • Country/Region Liberia

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Power Point Presentation on the stages of Policy Cyle and Liberia’s experience in light of it. Most of the presentation focuses on the first two stages of setting the policy agenda and formulating policy, although some implementation issues are discussed.  Lessons learned from the experience are also presented.

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  • Author(s) Sigman, V.A; Gbokie, T; Zinnah, M. M.; Tall, O
  • Year 2012
  • Type of Content Case study, experience, example
  • Type of Document Presentation
  • Country/Region Liberia

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Power Point Presentation aiming at providing information on the process in which Liberia was involved in developing its AEAS policy.

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  • Author(s) Sigman, V.A.
  • Year 2011
  • Type of Content Conceptual (definitions and frameworks)
  • Type of Document Presentation
  • Country/Region Liberia

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A policy advocacy effort for introducing women-inclusive agricultural policy in the State of Kerala, India during 2011-12, and the premises and methodologies adopted are covered in this article. The effort was not an initiative of a committee appointed by the government, which is the usual procedure, but was a proactive campaign. Two pro-women agencies of Kerala involving various stakeholders from grassroots entities had reminded the government and other stakeholders that it is high time the state adopt a women-inclusive policy in all planned efforts of research and developme

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  • Author(s) Geethakutty, P.S.
  • Year 2014
  • Type of Content Case study, experience, example
  • Type of Document Research Papers and Studies
  • Country/Region India
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