Table 1 – Strategic Research Theme: Extension
Extension /
Veterinary
services for
smallholders
Objectives: To improve the ...
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Strategic Research Theme: Extension

  1. 1. Table 1 – Strategic Research Theme: Extension Extension / Veterinary services for smallholders Objectives: To improve the livelihoods of women and smallholders through providing targeted gender specific extension services Research Question: - Needs assessment for gender inclusiveness in extension system - What are the constraints, opportunities for women in extension system? - How the extension system is functioning in the region? - What are the institutional arrangements for extension services? - Identify best practices and lessons learnt to mainstreaming gender tin the extension system? - How and who in the extension system negotiates trade-offs in harmonizing priories? - How can women’s access to information with regards to production/scientists’ technologies improve? - Are the technologies harming women, increasing labour? - Level and extend of the gender considerations in national and regional level extension policies - What are the technology which facilitate agricultural development and income generation / labour saving to women and youth? Geographical Location (s) All Flagships Type of methods used: - Literature review - Survey of actors involved along the extension system, e.g. the ministries of agriculture, extension agencies, the linkage between research and extension - Survey Instruments (pilot testing, numerators’ training) (2-3 months) - Qualitative data (PRA and focus groups) (ongoing) - Data entry and cleaning (ongoing) - Data analysis (ongoing) Gender research dimension (if relevant): Considered in research questions Linkages to other CRPs (if relevant): CRP PIM Research Outputs: Gender-disaggregated extension services needs documented - (2016) Constraints and opportunities for extension system improvement identified by gender categories (ongoing 2014- 2016) Research paper in ISI journal (preferably on methodology) (2016) Research report (2015) Gender responsive extension technology package developed [veterinary, labour saving, high-yield, small-scale, etc.] Gender balanced capacity building strategies of extensionists developed Research Outcomes: Gender responsive extension technology package integrated in the extension system Advocacy of gender sensitive approaches adopted in national / regional level policies 10 % increase of women participation in extension system by 2016

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