Guiding Principles

Our purpose is to assist USAID staff, development partners, and developing country public and private institutions in providing more effective, sustainable, and efficient extension, information, and advisory services to rural people.

a. We are a consortium of problem solvers with expertise in agricultural extension

b. We give meaning to experience through country needs assessments and recommendations, case studies, trainings, technical notes, design and implementation of solutions.

c. We are transparent in all that we do – we make it all visible.

d. We are inclusive – working with other extension specialists wherever possible.

e. We design all that we do to be shared and we make it discoverable by everyone everywhere. For example: we publish in open file formats, we use standard Creative Commons copyright licenses ( on our work, we don't hide information behind logins and we remove barriers to access.

f. We evaluate the impact of all that we do.