The Agricultural Services Innovation and Reform Project (ASIRP) started
on 1st July 19991, immediately following the completion of the
Agricultural Support Services Project (ASSP). It was designed to build
on reforms and improvements in the country's agricultural extension
system that had been achieved under the ASSP, in particular, that
project's facilitation of the introduction of the New Agricultural
Extension Policy (NAEP) (adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture in 1996)
and the Department of Agricultural Extension's (DAE) Strategic Plan,
1999-2002. ASIRP was originally scheduled to run for three years, but it
was extended by 18 months to December 31st 2003.
This evaluation report covers:
- Supporting organisational change within DAE
- Partnership approaches
- Human resource management
- Extension approaches
- Gender aspects
- Implementation issues
- Overall Conclusion
Gill, G.; Bartlett, A.; Huda, E.; Begum, T. Agriculture Services Innovation Reform Project (ASIRP) End of Project Review Report. 4th-17th October 2003. Rural Livelihoods Evaluation Partnership (RLEP), Dhaka, Bangladesh (2003) 98 pp.
Agriculture Services Innovation Reform Project (ASIRP) End of Project Review Report. 4th-17th October 2003.