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.
This paper explores the performance of one such centre set up by a private entrepreneur under a franchise agreement with MSSL in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudy districts, Tamil Nadu.
Introducing a farmers' livestock school training approach into the national extension system in Vietnam
A new livestock extension approach for training of trainers (TOT) and smallholders in Farmers’ Livestock Schools (FLS) is gradually being introduced to the national extension system in Vietnam.
The current issue includes examinations of two very different extension strategies (a private effort in south India and farmer field schools in Vietnam) and two detailed cases of innovative research efforts (participatory plant breeding in Honduras and the...
Participatory assessment of farmers' experiences of termite problems in agroforestry in Tororo District, Uganda
As agroforestry technologies are developed and promoted, there is a need to integrate indigenous knowledge about pest identification and management techniques into the scaling-up process in order to improve farmers’ pest management practices.