How To Develop And Implement Extension Policies? Lessons From Four Australasian Countries
Contributed a chapter to the GFRAS Policy Compendium (2015) analysing
the experience with development and implementation of extension policies
should view extension policy as something beyond a statement of intent.
It must be a means to develop strategies, procedures, and working
relationships among a large number of other actors in the wider system
where extension is situated. This note reviews the extension policy
development process in four countries and examines some of the
implementation challenges. It also highlights the need for more clarity
on the purpose of policy, the importance of policy learning, and why
efforts to achieve policy coherence are important for extension.