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Building agricultural extension capacity in post-conflict settings.

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This book is intended to: (i) explore the role and potential of agricultural extension in post-conflict countries; (ii) investigate the experience and issues involved with rebuilding extension systems in post-conflict settings; (iii) examine the impact of different extension policy approaches and practice in such settings; and (iv) identify the key elements needed to effectively rebuild agricultur...


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Enhancing food security in the world's youngest nation: a case study of agricultural extension in South Sudan.

Following a background to the conflict in South Sudan and the post-conflict context, this chapter examines the agricultural extension system in the country, highlighting the different extension providers and actors with varied roles and operational statuses. Various agricultural extension projects and activities to improve food security in the country are then examined. The chapter concludes by outlining lessons learned from South Sudan that may have larger importance for other post-conflict countries. These lessons relate to safety and security as well as agricultural training for extension providers and farmers.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Agricultural extension in post-conflict Liberia: progress made and lessons learned. Author(s): Moore, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) Strengthening agriculture extension in post-war Sierra Leone: progress and prospects for increased extension impact. Author(s): McNamara, P. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Challenges in rebuilding the agricultural extension system in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Author(s): Ragasa, C. Ulimwengu, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 74) Mozambique: rebuilding agricultural extension in the post-conflict period (1993-2015). Author(s): Gêmo, H. R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 94) Beyond enabling livelihoods: agricultural extension in post-war rebuilding and reconciliation in the North of Sri Lanka. Author(s): Jayatilaka, M. W. A. P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 115) Agricultural extension in post-conflict Myanmar (Burma): context and lessons learned. Author(s): Ringer, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 136) Agricultural extension in Iraq, 2003-2012: perspectives of US partnerships during conflict. Author(s): Price, E. C. King, J. Whitney, K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 151) Post-conflict rebuilding of Afghanistan's agricultural extension system. Author(s): Madden, N. M. Pannkuk, C. D. Klein, L. R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 167) Tajikistan: creating agricultural extension services in a new post-Soviet, post-conflict state. Author(s): Atta, D. van
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 193) The development of extension services in post-Soviet, post-conflict Georgia. Author(s): Shtaltovna, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 205) Agricultural extension in post-conflict Guatemala: achievements and challenges in building a new national system. Author(s): Sigman, V. A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 228) Synthesis: the political economy of an extension service provider on the frontline of conflict. Author(s): Christoplos, I.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, Texas A&M University, 231 Agriculture and Life Sciences Building, 2116 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781786390592
  • Record Number
  • 20173149920