Out with the old and in with the new: better extension. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

A new style of extension work has been developed in Kenya to overcome shortages of extension workers and avoid the age-old problem of workers pushing technologies that producers don't really want and may not use. The FARM-Africa farmer-to-farmer extension (FFE) model involves extension workers training interested farmers in the use and application of a technology for which there is a demand. The system has a range of benefits, greatly increasing the number of people acting as extension workers and ensuring that technologies are better tailored to local needs. It also creates networks of people willing and able to exchange information. FFE is being used to make people aware of a wide range of things that can improve their everyday lives—from better goat production to improved HIV awareness.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (13 pp.) taken from the CD.


LPP18, 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 70.

Published 1 January 2007