While most people can readily grasp malaria’s impact on smallholder productivity and development, the impact of agriculture development on the disease is less understood.
Strong agricultural research and development (R&D) is crucial for improving agricultural productivity and efficiency, both of which in turn lead to agricultural development, food security, and poverty reduction.
Despite a wide range of reform initiatives in agricultural extension in India in past decades, the coverage of, access to, and quality of information provided to marginalized and poor farmers is uneven. This paper aims to ascertain why farmers are not accessing information and where information gaps exist, despite the variety of extension approaches in India.
Eighty-three percent of the population of Ethiopia depends directly on agriculture for their livelihoods, while many others depend on agriculture-related cottage industries such as textiles, leather, and food oil processing.
In an effort to increase the impact of extension on agricultural and pro-poor growth in developing countries, public-sector agricultural extension systems around the globe are implementing reforms that include demand-driven and decentralized approaches.