Contracting for Agricultural Extension: International Case Studies and Emerging Practices

Contracting for Agricultural Extension: International Case Studies and Emerging Practices

By: Willem Zijp (editor), William Rivera (editor)Hardback

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In many countries of the world agricultural extension services are shifting from the public to the private sector. Services are thus being contracted out, to improve the financing and delivery of agricultural knowledge.The book presents a range of case studies from Australia, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Germany, Mozambique, USA and others, that are presented to demonstrate the range of approaches. Topics covered include off-loading public sector extension delivery services, contracting to improve environmental services and farmers contracting for commercial advisory services.This volume presents work developed by the Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems (AKIS) Thematic Group of the World Bank, in collaboration with the University of Maryland, to examine contracting for extension services.


1: Good Practices in Contracting for Extension 2: OFF-LOADING PUBLIC SECTOR EXTENSION DELIVERY SERVICES 3: Partial off-loading 4: Chile: The Evolution of the Agricultural Advisory Service for Small Farmers: 1978-2000, Julio Berdegue and Cristian Marchant 5: Estonia: The Role of Contracting for Private Agricultural Advisory Services, UElar Loolaid 6: Federal Republic of Germany: Agricultural Extension in Thuringia, Jochen Currle, Volker Hoffmann and Andrew D Kidd 7: Total off-loading 8: The Netherlands: Going Dutch in Extension: Ten Years of Experiences with Privatized Extension, Jet Proost and Paul Duijsings 9: CONTRACTING TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 10: Australia: Contracting to Prevent Land Degradation: Landcare, a Success Story, Trevor Webb, John Cary and Andrew Campbell 11: Madagascar: Contracting for Community Forest Management, Regina Laub-Fischer 12: CONTRACTING FOR INPUT SERVICES 13: Bangladesh: Sub-contracting Extension Services to a Local Private Agricultural Training Institute, M Hassanullah 14: Mali: Contracting for Livestock Production Extension with Private Veterinarians, E Fermet Quinet and J Gautier 15: USA-Illinois: Contracting for Precision Agricultural Services, Burton E Swanson, Mohamed Samy and Patrick D O'Rourke 16: CONTRACTING FOR SPECIALIZED SERVICES 17: Colombia: A Semi-private Coffee-Growers Contracting System, Rodolfo Rodriguez and Tito Rodriguez 18: Trinidad & Tobago: Contracting for Extension Communications Services - The Hibiscus Mealy Bug Information Campaign, Joseph Seepersad and Wayne Ganpat 19: Vietnam: Contracting for Extension Training in Participatory Planning Methods, Dinh Duc Thuan, Nguyen Ba Ngai and Bardolf Paul 20: FARMERS CONTRACTING FOR COMMERCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES 21: Portugal: Contracting for IPM Extension by the Association for Viticultural Development in the Douro Valley, Artur Cristovao 22: USA-Louisiana: Private Row Crop Consulting and Implications for Interdependency among Private Consultants, Extension, and Farmers, John Barnett and Satish Verma 23: OTHER CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR EXTENSION SERVICES 24: China: From Government-driven Group Contracting Extension to Farmers' Need-oriented Contracting Extension: The Case of Xinyang Prefecture in Henan Province, Liu Yonggong 25: Finland: A Long History of Contracting for Agricultural Extension, Riikka Rajalahti and Eija Pehu 26: Mozambique: Dual Public-private Services for Small Farmers, Helder Gemo and W M Rivera 27: Uganda: Private Sector Secondment of Government Extension Agents, L Van Crowder and Jon Anderson

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  • ISBN13: 9780851995717
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780851995717
  • ISBN10: 0851995713

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