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.
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.
This paper examines the asset holdings and income portfolios of eight case-study groups located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa that have recently benefited from the government’s land reform programme.
Farmers' experiences in the management and utilisation of Calliandra calothyrsus, a fodder shrub, in Uganda
This paper documents farmers’ experiences in the management and utilisation of an important agroforestry tree species, Calliandra calothyrsus, in Uganda.
Communication strategies in the age of decentralisation and privatisation of rural services: lessons from two African experiences
This paper describes the challenges of decentralisation and privatisation of rural services from the perspective of communication strategy development.
Despite the popularity of the promotional activities of low external input agriculture (LEIA), systematic evaluations of the impact of these activities are scarce.