Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Rome, (2020)Prepared by Magdalena Blum, Francesca Cofini and Rasheed Sulaiman V The purposes of the modules are to review the major reforms being considered internationally – reforms that aim to change the policy and institutional structure and operations of public sector agricultural extension systems, and thus enhance

This research explored the procurement operations of organized corporate retailers in one of the major vegetable growing clusters in Andhra Pradesh, India and its impact on producers. Several Indian companies entered into organized retailing of fresh fruits and vegetables (FFVs) in the last 3 years. This paper explores the procurement operations of these retailers and


How To Develop And Implement Extension Policies? Lessons From Four Australasian Countries  CRISP Contributed a chapter to the GFRAS Policy Compendium (2015) analysing the experience with development and implementation of extension policies We should view extension policy as something beyond a statement of intent. It must be a means to develop strategies, procedures, and working

CRISP partnered with the FAO India office in developing priority areas and strategies for funding the “Agricultural Knowledge Generation and Management” sector in India. This research was done for the preparation of the National Medium Term Priority Framework, a joint planning document of FAO, India and the Government of India in 2008.


CRISP was involved with the evaluation of ATMA during 2011. CRISP led research in two states, Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh for the quick evaluation of ATMA. Agricultural extension in India has undergone several changes since independence. Still, a large number of smallholder farmers and other vulnerable groups remain unreached by the public extension system. A


CRISP has also been associated with the preparation of the Module on “Investment in Extension and Advisory Services as part of the Agricultural Innovation Systems” for the World Bank Publication “Agricultural Innovation Systems: An Investment Source Book”. Extension-plus is a framework for investment in strengthening and reforming extension to be a strong partner in the

While facilitating access to technology is important in putting research into use, it has value only when it is bundled together with other innovation-management tasks such as: developing networks, organising producers, communicating research needs, mediating conflicts, facilitating access to inputs and output services, convening innovation platforms, and advocating for policy change and other negotiated changes


CRISP 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). Extension and advisory services (EAS) play an important role in agricultural development. However, these services need new capacities to address the current challenges in

During 18 August to 30 September 2014, CRISP in association with AESA, the Indian Veterinary Research Institute and the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) organised an e-discussion on “Role of Producer Organisations in Strengthening Ex tension and Advisory Services in the Dairy/Livestock Sector in India”. This discussion was followed by several rounds of

CRISP is currently involved in developing a Policy Paper “Tailoring Rural Advisory Services for Family Farms for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The UN General Assembly declared 2014 to be the International Year of Family Farming and invited the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to facilitate implementation of the