This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R7425: Development, validation and promotion
of appropriate extension messages and dissemination pathways.
In Kenya, a new method has been developed to identify what information
communities need and to get it to them effectively. The method involves
working closely with communities and conducting needs assessments in
order to help local people identify and express what information they
need. This is then sourced and provided to the communities in
easy-to-understand ways through local organisations like churches,
schools and women's groups. These unusual pathways are very effective
at delivering a wide range of information. For example, children can be
taught about a subject in school using books with lots of pictures. They
can then be encouraged to go home and show their often-illiterate
parents the books, explaining what they've learned and passing on the
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (10 pp.) taken from the CD.
LPP28, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 143.