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  1. 2015-05-19 A participatory learning approach, applied at each stage of a community development project, is crucial to reaching the level of stakeholder involvement needed for lasting, positive change. The use of participatory survey and planning methods in the development process encourages community...  
  2. 2015-05-13 As extension programs must increasingly accomplish more with less, information and communication technology (ICT) can be utilized to ensure that vital information continues to reach rural agriculture communities in developing countries. This document, drawn from MEAS / USAID Brief # 1: Options...  
  3. 2015-08-01 Bringing Balance and Caution to Tropical Forage Crops Farm-Generated Feed: Hog Feed Production Book Review: Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change Book Reivew: Where There is No Animal Doctor ECHO Asia Note 24 Correction A Letter from the Director: Call For Articles, Insights  
  4. 2015-04-30 This document draws from the MEAS brief #3Adaptation under the New Normal of Climate Change: The Future of Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services. Written for extension and advisory service providers, the MEAS brief contains insights helpful to practitioners working to develop strategies...  
  5. 2015-09-20 Making and Testing an Alternative Herbicide for Smallholder Applications An Introduction to the Mound, Reservoir, and Paddy Model of Water Management Options for Smallholder Farms: Water Management Design Principles A Small Farm Water Management Case Study: Fighting Climate Change and Promoting...  
  6. 2015-07-14 Workshops are an often-used and effective tool that extension workers can use to teach new skills to groups of farmers. This document, drawn from the USAID/MEAS Technical Note on Presenting Workshops to Adults, explains how a workshop setting differs from that of a classroom/teaching setting, and...  
  7. 2015-02-15 Working With Farmers in Malaysia The Use of Tropical Forages for Livelihood Improvement in Southeast Asia: A Focus on Livestock  
  8. 2015-05-01 This article draws from the MEAS Brief # 2 Reducing the Gender Gap in Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services: How to Find the Best Fit for Men and Women Farmers. Many of the gender-related topics and lessons discussed in the MEAS Brief also apply to the transfer of knowledge and resources...  
  9. 2015-08-05 Good intentions and viable solutions will have little impact unless we engage with farmers in ways that are meaningful to them. Farmers put a great deal of confidence in what they learn from fellow farmers’ experiences, and they are more likely to trust what they see over what they hear....  
  10. 2015-05-29 The lecture is one of the oldest and most widely used methods of teaching. In agriculture extension, field agents often use lectures as a method to share information with farmers. However, many lecturers are ineffective because they do not properly prepare and structure their presentations. Drawn...