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Rather, all MEAS publications are available at http://meas.illinois.edu and also on Agrilinks, https://agrilinks.org  


The development of a series of high-quality illustrative Lessons Learned Case Studies serves as a major vehicle in defining and communicating our vision of the principles underlying the modernization of extension and advisory services.


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Extension and Advisory Methods and Approaches to Reach Rural Women (Led by Dr. Tahseen Jafry, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom, conducted throughout 2013) 

  • Examples from Malawi – (prepared by Dr. Tahseen Jafry, Glasgow Caledonian University, Dr Boyson Moyo and Lessah Mandoloma, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi. Published March 2014).
  • Examples from Kenya – (prepared by Dr. Tahseen Jafry, Glasgow Caledonian University, Dr. Ann Kingiri and Serah Nderitu, African Center for Technology Studies, Nairobi, Kenya. Published June 2014).
  • Examples from India – (prepared by Dr. Tahseen Jafry, Glasgow Caledonian University, Dr. Rasheed Sulaiman and T.S. Vamsidhar Reddy, Center for Research in Innovation and Science Policy, Hyderabad, India. Published June 2014).
  • Examples from Bangladesh – (prepared by Dr. Tahseen Jafry, Glasgow Caledonian University, Dr. Rasheed Sulaiman and T.S. Vamsidhar Reddy, Center for Research in Innovation and Science Policy, Hyderabad, India. Published June 2014).

Human Resource Development for Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services  

– Case Studies from West Africa –

# 1  AFRICA - The Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education - by Deola Naibakelao, Managing Director, SAFE


# 2 BENIN - PRONAF’s Farmer Field Fora - by Brice Jean Gbaguidi, Ousmane Coulibal, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA-BENIN

# 3 MALI - Farmer-To-Farmer: A Volunteer-based Technical Assistance Program - by Bara Kassambara, Specialist in Agronomy and Rural Engineering, and Bourama Sissoko, Communication Specialist, Bamako

# 4 GHANA - Supervised Enterprise Projects as a Community Development Tool - by Festus Annor-Frempong, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Cape Coast

#5 MALI - Sasakawa Global 2000 Niet@Kene (Village Development Center) - by Amadou Diané (SAA Mali), Justine Wangila, Abou Berthé, Juliana Rwelamira (SAA Ethiopia)

#6 MALI - Peace Corps Volunteers and Community Capacity Development - by William Hallgren

# 7 BENIN - The Songhai Center - by Simplice Davo Vodouhe, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi; and Gerard C. Zoundji, Beninese Organization for the Promotion of Organic Agriculture

# 8 
MALI - PNVA, Programme National de Vulgarisation Agricole - by Bara Kassambara, National Coordinator Winrock International/Mali 

# 9 Value Chain Approach - Based Platforms: IPTA, Innovation Platforms For Technology Adoption in Africa -  by Djalalou-Dine A. Arinloye, Ousmane Coulibaly (both International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA-BENIN) and Sidi Sayang (West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Developmen, CORAF/WECARD)

# 10 BURKINA FASO - REFLECT, the Regenerated Freirean Literacy through Empowering Community Technique Approach as an Educational Alternative for Functional Literacy and Resolution to Community Problems - by Germaine Ouédraogo,  Executive Secretary of APENF

# 11 MALI - Communicating Agricultural and Health-Related Information in Low Literacy Communities: 
A Case Study of Villagers Served by the Bougoula Commune in Mali - by Assa Kanté et al.

# 12 BURKINA FASO - MFR, 
Maison de la FamilleRurale (Rural Family House) – by Koita Weta Estelle, Director of the National MFR Union

# 13 MALI - PASOAP, Program of Support to Agricultural Services and Farmers’ Organizations - by Adama Sidibe, Bamako

# 14 LIBERIA, The Center Songhaï in Liberia - by Christopher K. Fayia



Completed Case Studies
(Click on the title to read the study or go to attachments at bottom of this page to download)

Also published in the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development, www.agriskmanagementforum.org/content/rice-advice-videos-uganda (July 2013). 


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