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Five messages in scaling out and reaching out to the grassroots

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Presented by Purvi Mehta at the Global Learning and Evidence Exchange Workshop, USAID, 8 January 2014


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Five messages in scaling out and reaching out to the grassroots

  1. 1. Five messages in scaling out and reaching out to the grassroots Purvi Mehta Global Learning and Evidence Exchange, USAID, 8 January 2014
  2. 2. There is No One Method…  Multiple methods: Conventional as well as new  No ‘cut and paste’
  3. 3. Linkages between Research & Extension  Not sequential but parallel effort  A two way arrow, there are beneficiaries on both sides!  Role of education institutes  Training of Trainers- a better investment proposition
  4. 4. Involvement of Women…  Not as an after thought  Women in extension/as trainers  Exclusive projects for women farmers?
  5. 5. Working With the People, Not For them..  Involvement in design, implementation, training  Private Sector (producers, input dealers, rural entrepreneurs)  Incentives
  6. 6. Monitoring, Evaluating the Impact:…  Impact assessment through out and after the project  Quality control of training material, methods and trainers  Need for methods to quantify behaviour changes
  7. 7. The point something is about changing attitude… Changing attitudes and present way of working, not just of the farmers but also of scientists
  8. 8. Better lives through livestock ilri.org The presentation has a Creative Commons licence. You are free to re-use or distribute this work, provided credit is given to ILRI.

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