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.
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.
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.
Linking small farmers to the formal research sector: lessons from a participatory bean breeding programme in Honduras
The paper discusses co-production in the improvement of bean varieties between Honduran hillside farmers and regional scientists.
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.