led the development of the Global Position Paper “The New Extensionist:
Roles, Strategies and Capacities to strengthen Extension and Advisory
Services” for the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS).
and advisory services (EAS) play an important role in agricultural
development. However, these services need new capacities to address the
current challenges in agriculture and to contribute better to
agricultural innovation. The new extensionist is a global view of
extension and advisory services that reinvents and clearly articulates
the role of EAS in the rapidly changing rural and agricultural context.
It argues for an expanded role for EAS within Agricultural Innovation
Systems (AIS) and the development of new capacities at different levels
to play this role. CRISP is also partnering with the GFRAS Consortium on
Extension Education and Training which is currently developing learning
materials based on the New Extensionist Document.