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Proceedings of the consultation workshop on market-oriented agricultural extension










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    Market liberalization and globalization are changing the agricultural environment at unprecedented speed. The urban population in the region is increasing dramatically, accompanied by higher incomes and changing nutritional diets that create greater demand for high-value products. This is juxtaposed by declining public investment in agricultural development, particularly in extension services. The future for many small farmers is bleak unless they can adapt their farming systems to these changes . Agricultural extension plays a key role in raising productivity by offering technical advice on new technologies, helping farmers to identify problems and opportunities and sharing information. This publication presents the findings of a regional study in Asia on the design and delivery of market-oriented advisory services to farmers and rural entrepreneurs. Examples of 'successful cases' in the region found through Internet searches, field studies and literature review are highlighted. The ex amples, together with the recommendations provided, should provide practical advice to all those who are seeking to help farmers improve their livelihoods by linking farmers to markets, enhancing farm income and ultimately contributing to rural poverty alleviation in Asia.
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    Making extension and advisory services market-oriented 2021
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    Food production and consumption patterns have changed significantly in recent decades. Food supply chains have become ever more integrated and globalized. This has imposed additional constraints on the majority of small-holder farmers. The required shift from subsistence farming to more commercially-oriented farming is a slow process and often hampered by several challenges: weak management and business skills, limited ability to manage risks, the quality and quantity of production, poorly organized producers, lack of capital, poorly developed markets, and high costs of intermediaries and transactions. The publication shows how pluralistic actors in extension and advisory service (EAS) systems can support rural producers and provide a broader range of services to overcome the challenges.
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    Buenas Prácticas en el Manejo de Extensión en América Central (Spanish) 2016
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    To contribute to the strengthening of innovative agricultural systemsthat respond to the needs of small farmers. Through technical assistance, policy development and evaluation, they work for the reorientation of extension services towards a more pluralistic, demand-driven and market-oriented model through the use of creative financing mechanisms as well as new information and communication technologies. This study reviews and analyzes different successful experiences in Central America where the role of the extension worker has been key to the results obtained within the system of innovation. Our objective is to generate inputs and issues related to the new role that technical advisory services should play and how they must be supported and strengthened within the national extension system.

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