There is often a critical gap between knowing what could be helpful and then making that information known so that it can be put into practice. Filling that gap is the specialty of an organization called Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services (MEAS; www.meas-extension.org/). MEAS has produced a wealth of informational materials focused on best strategies, tools and resources for strengthening the role that rural extension systems play in increasing food production and farm income. Their publications are relevant to those looking for the best ways to transfer knowledge and skills to farmers coping with various challenges.
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- Seventy-five percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas and the majority of these people depend on agriculture to survive.1 Enhancing farmers’ and agricultural workers’ livelihoods is essential to addressing rural poverty. To address this need, input providers and other agricultural actors...