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GFRAS
Policy Compendium
Dr Kristin Davis
4 June 2015
MEAS Symposium 2015
“Strengthening Extension and Advisory
Services fo...
How did it all get started?
2
Nairobi Declaration 2011
 Develop clear policies & strategies
for extension & advisory services in
participatory manner w...
How did it all get started?
 Nairobi Declaration 2011
 Policy working group formed 2012
 Manila side event 2012
 Polic...
Survey on “guide” in 2013
Extension policy “guide”:
Is it needed? How
should it look?
Survey Sep 2013
• Share Fair feedbac...
EP
Guide
Extension Policy (EP) GuideExtension Policy (EP) Guide
How to
M&E?
Throughout: hyperlinks to case studies, etc.
$...
Survey Results
 ¼ have experience in policy development
 Less experience: advocacy, dialog,
implementation, training
 N...
How did it all get started?
 Nairobi Declaration 2011
 Policy working group 2012
 Manila side event 2012
 Policy worki...
9
Policy Compendium
 Tool to fill gap between policy environment
& field efforts
 Easily accessible & understandable
resou...
Involved stakeholders
11
G F A R
F M R A
F G I A
L O B A L O R U M O N G R IC U L T U R A L E S E A R C H
O R U M O N D IA...
Compendium Components
 Definitions & Terms
 Checklists & Stepwise
Approaches
 Policy Templates
 Learning Materials
 C...
Country-Specific Articles
13
Commissioned Articles
1. Learnings from Recommendations for a Women-Inclusive
Agricultural Policy in the Kerala State of I...
The Way Forward
 Compendium “gap analysis”
• What is missing?
• Fill gaps with existing material
• Commission new article...
Thank You!
PS:
GFRAS 6th
Annual Meeting
“Global Good Practices in Rural Advisory
Services”
www.g-fras.org
14-17 September ...
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GFRAS Policy Compendium

  1. 1. GFRAS Policy Compendium Dr Kristin Davis 4 June 2015 MEAS Symposium 2015 “Strengthening Extension and Advisory Services for Lasting Impacts”
  2. 2. How did it all get started? 2
  3. 3. Nairobi Declaration 2011  Develop clear policies & strategies for extension & advisory services in participatory manner with coordination & quality assurance mechanisms  Advocate for increased funding  Promote capacity building  Develop monitoring, evaluation, & impact 3
  4. 4. How did it all get started?  Nairobi Declaration 2011  Policy working group formed 2012  Manila side event 2012  Policy working group Pretoria 2013  Idea to elaborate “guide”  Survey on “guide” Berlin 2013 4
  5. 5. Survey on “guide” in 2013 Extension policy “guide”: Is it needed? How should it look? Survey Sep 2013 • Share Fair feedback • Online form 5
  6. 6. EP Guide Extension Policy (EP) GuideExtension Policy (EP) Guide How to M&E? Throughout: hyperlinks to case studies, etc. $ Funding $ What & Why Extension Policy? WHY Policy pointers for policy makers WHAT How to Develop? (steps) Drafting TORs - national groups - consultants Consultations -Process -Tools - E-consultation - Study tours - Workshops Policy reviewTemplate $ Funding $ How to Implement EP? Piloting Develop implemen- tation framework $ Funding $ Training (sensitizing program) Resources Courses? Roster of experts $ FUNDING $ - National (taxes) - Donors - Private sector Examples (lessons learned, template) Good Bad Community of practice
  7. 7. Survey Results  ¼ have experience in policy development  Less experience: advocacy, dialog, implementation, training  Need to define policy & levels  Challenges • policy influencing • link to funding • capacity  Need for evidence for policy dialog & training 7
  8. 8. How did it all get started?  Nairobi Declaration 2011  Policy working group 2012  Manila side event 2012  Policy working group Pretoria 2013  Survey on “guide” Berlin 2013  Topic of GFRAS Annual Meeting 2014  Policy working group Buenos Aires 2014 8
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  10. 10. Policy Compendium  Tool to fill gap between policy environment & field efforts  Easily accessible & understandable resources  Background information, inputs, ideas, hands-on guidance for decision-making & facilitation of successful policy processes  Link to Consortium on Extension Education and Training  Link to policy dialogs at regional & national level 10
  11. 11. Involved stakeholders 11 G F A R F M R A F G I A L O B A L O R U M O N G R IC U L T U R A L E S E A R C H O R U M O N D IA L D E L A E C H E R C H E G R IC O L E O R O L O B A L D E N V E S T IG A C IO N G R O P E C U A R IA
  12. 12. Compendium Components  Definitions & Terms  Checklists & Stepwise Approaches  Policy Templates  Learning Materials  Contacts & Networks  Over-arching  Country-specific 12
  13. 13. Country-Specific Articles 13
  14. 14. Commissioned Articles 1. Learnings from Recommendations for a Women-Inclusive Agricultural Policy in the Kerala State of India 2. On the Relationship between Evidence and RAS Policies 3. Policy Makers are Not Monolithic – and We Need Different Forms of Evidence for Different Types of Policy Makers 4. Influencing RAS Policy – The Experience of a Farmer Organization in the Philippines 5. Including Partnership, Self-Renewal, and Networking Mechanisms in West African Extension Policies 6. Recent Changes in Rural Advisory Services Policy in Brazil 7. How to Develop and Implement Extension Policies? Lessons from Four Australasian Countries 14
  15. 15. The Way Forward  Compendium “gap analysis” • What is missing? • Fill gaps with existing material • Commission new articles  Policy dialogs  Training in policy advocacy 15
  16. 16. Thank You! PS: GFRAS 6th Annual Meeting “Global Good Practices in Rural Advisory Services” www.g-fras.org 14-17 September 2015 Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan 16 Source: http://www.hautetransfer.com/en/news-detail/30/Kyrgyzstan/

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