Agricultural and rural extension worldwide: Options for institutional reform in the developing countries

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Rome, Italy: FAO

This paper covers extension institutional reform initiatives involving both market-and non-market reforms, as well as initiatives for non-farm rural development, with an emphasis at all times on stakeholder, and especially end-user, participation in the approaches employed in these reforms. The initiatives draw on recent agricultural extension reform measures taken in various high-income, middle-income and low-income countries. The focus, however, is on reform measures that promote food security and poverty alleviation among small holders in low-income countries. The reform initiatives call for:

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Stakeholders, Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Food security, Institutional capacity building, Markets, Poverty, Decentralization, Community participation, Extension service, Agriculture, Institutional reform, Poverty alleviation, Grassroots, Ecosystem Farm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale Governance