ODI's Agricultural Research and Extension Network (AgREN) was established in the mid-1980s to link policy-makers, practitioners and researchers in the agriculture sector of developing countries. AgREN was founded on a strong belief in the importance of information exchange and learning from both positive and negative experience. It aims to provide its members with up-to-date information and the opportunity to maintain a dialogue with others who have similar professional interests.
Rural Radio in in Agricultural Extension: the example of vernacular radio programmes on soil and water conservation in N. Ghana
This paper describes this specific experience in the context of rural radio as a tool for agricultural extension and rural development, with reference to the dramatically changing technology environment that is currently influencing information and...
Watershed management to counter farming systems decline: toward a demand-driven, systems-oriented research agenda
This paper outlines an approach for grounding watershed management in local incentives for improved natural resource management (NRM) beyond the farm level, addressing component-specific contributions to landscape degradation, and bringing formal research...
The study showed that pilot cowpea Farmer Field Schools (FFS) in Benin were a vital source of new skills and information, integrating a number of existing knowledge-sharing networks of rural men and women.
Prioritising farmers' extension needs in a publicly-funded contract system of extension: a case study from mukono district, Uganda
Uganda is phasing out its public extension system and replacing it with a ‘private service provider advisory’ system.