The governance of agricultural extension systems

Working Paper Series 2016 – 1


Verena Bitzer , Bertus Wennink , Bart de Steenhuijsen Piters

Can agricultural extension systems deliver quality services to smallholder producers, often in remote areas? Yes, there is evidence that this is achieved in some developing and emerging economies. But this is by no means a common practice, and many extension systems continue to struggle with weak performance. This is the first paper on this subject in a series of six: The governance of agricultural extension systems.