How We Work
Disseminating Modern Approaches to Extension through user-friendly materials for dissemination and training programs that promote new strategies and approaches to rural extension and advisory service delivery.
Documenting Lessons Learned and Good Practice through success stories, case studies, evaluations, pilot projects, and action research.
Designing Modern Extension and Advisory Services Program through assistance to selected host country organizations – public and private – for the analysis, design, evaluation and reform of rural extension and advisory services.
Granted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the “Modernizing Extension and Advisory Systems” (MEAS) project aims to improve the livelihoods of rural farmers in the world’s poorest nations by modernizing and strengthening their agricultural extension systems. The objective for MEAS is to define and disseminate good practice strategies and approaches to establishing efficient, effective and financially sustainable rural extension and advisory service systems in selected countries. Our goal is to help transform and modernize these extension systems, so they can play a key role in both increasing farm incomes and enhancing the livelihoods of the rural poor, especially farm women.
We have worked with organizations and individuals from across the globe to modernize extension a d advisory services. See "Country Studies".
10 Pilot-Action Research Projects
Targeted activities to test and demonstrate key, new interventions and efficiency enhancing technologies.
high-quality illustrative Lessons Learned Case Studies on a variety of agricultural extension systems and projects.