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  • DEVELOPING A RESEARCH AGENDA AND LEARNING FRAMEWORK FOR STRENGTHENING IDC

    This report was prepared with funding support from the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). With IDC completing five years in 2019, ICRISAT has commissioned the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP) to undertake a review of IDC’s vision and mission, its past and current project portfolio, and how it...

  • AGRICULTURE EXTENSION IN TRANSITION WORLDWIDE: POLICIES AND STRATEGIES FOR REFORM, FAO 2020

    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...

  • REFLECTION AND LEARNING FROM STRV PROMOTION IN ODISHA: IMPLICATIONS FOR SCALING UP AND SUSTAINABILITY

    This report was prepared with support from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) as part of the STRASA (Stress Tolerant Rice Varieties for Asia and Africa) project by Nimisha Mittal, Onima V T, Rasheed Sulaiman V, Athira E. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has been working with Odisha’s Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment...

  • ENHANCING INNOVATION AND IMPACT IN ODISHA AGRICULTURE: ANALYSIS OF KEY EXTENSION STAKEHOLDERS, CAPACITY GAPS AND WAYS FORWARD

    This report was prepared with support from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)- Government of Odisha collaborative project on ‘Development of Agriculture in Odisha’ by Onima V T, Rasheed Sulaiman V, Sreeram Vishnu and Nimisha Mittal. This work, commissioned by IRRI, is primarily meant to explore new partnerships in Odisha to strengthen technology promotion among...

  • ASSESSING INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATIONS TO PROMOTE WOMEN-LED INFORMAL SEED SYSTEMS IN EASTERN INDIA AND NEPAL

    This report is prepared by Nimisha Mittal, Sreeram Vishnu, Rasheed Sulaiman V and Onima VT with support from the STRASA (Stress Tolerant Rice Varieties for Asia and Africa) project; through the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). The report provides a lucid narrative of the study undertaken to assess the Institutional Innovations used to promote women-led...

  • THE NEW EXTENSIONIST

    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...

  • TAILORING RURAL ADVISORY SERVICES FOR FAMILY FARMS

    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...

  • EXTENSION POLICY

    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...

  • PRODUCER ORGANISATIONS AND EXTENSION: A CASE OF DAIRY COOPERATIVES IN INDIA

    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...

  • BUILDING CAPACITIES FOR INNOVATION MANAGEMENT IN EXTENSION AND ADVISORY SERVICES

    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...

  • EXTENSION-PLUS

    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...

  • EVALUATION OF ATMA

    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...

  • ORGANISED RETAILING OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES : IS IT HELPING PRODUCERS?

    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...

  • DEVELOPING PRIORITY AREAS UNDER KNOWLEDGE GENERATION AND MANAGEMENT

    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....

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