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.