This is one of a number of PLOW learning resources designed to support
the professional development of DFID livelihoods advisers. Each learning
resource comprises an overview of the subject in a briefing note; key
texts; a summary of recent policy debates; points on where to find other
resources; and a glossary of key terms used in the briefing note. This
briefing note discusses types of agricultural services, presents an
overview of current trends, introduces key elements for pro-poor
services, and gives an overview of important issues specific to
livestock services, seed and other input services, as well as services
in the context of fragile states, conflict and HIV/AIDS.
This resource was produced by the Programme of Advisory and Support
Services (PASS) in partnership with Livelihoods Connect at the Institute
of Development Studies (IDS). PASS was a Resource Centre for Livelihoods
Advisers that was funded by DFID and managed by HTSPE Limited. The
Resource Centre closed in 2007.
Katz, E.; Kidd, A. PLOW learning resource: Agricultural services. Programme of Advisory and Support Services (PASS), Hemel Hempstead, UK (2005) 14 pp.