Fourth Global Soil Week Conference Catalysing SDG Implementation through a Land and Soil Review (GSW 2017) May 22-24, 2017 Berlin, Germany
Global Soil Week Conference, 2017, looked at SDGs through the lens of land and soil conservation and development. Mrs. V. Usha Rani, IAS, Director General, MANAGE, participated in the conference and shares her experiences and insights from the conference here.
IFOAM Organic Leadership Course Master Class Goesan County, South Korea 24-29 April 2017
Dr Mahesh Chander narrates his unique experience from participating in the IFOAM Organic Leadership Course Master Class-2017, which was the follow-up of the Organic Leadership Course he attended in 2012.
National Workshop on Agricultural Extension and Nutrition Linkages: Towards Nutrition Security and Better Health Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) & National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) 27 Feb-1 March 2017 Home Scienc
TNAU and MANAGE jointly organized a National workshop on “Agricultural Extension and Nutrition Linkages: Towards Nutrition Security and Better Health” on February 27-28 and March 1, 2017 at Home Science College and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. Ms K Qudsiya Jamal participated in this training and shares her experiences here.
Transformation in Agricultural and Food Economy in Asia 9th Asian Society of Agricultural Economists International Conference Emerald Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand January 11-13th 2017
The ninth International Conference of the Asian Society of Agricultural Economists was organized at Bangkok, Thailand in collaboration during 11-13 January 2017. Dr. Prakashkumar Rathod and Mr. Prakash P reflect on their participation at this event.
Strengthening Social Science and Policy Research- 24th Annual Conference of AERA was held on 15-17 December 2016 at ICAR - Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Among the Social Sciences in Agriculture, the field of Agricultural Economics appears to be better placed when we look at the conferences being organized, level of participation, professionalism and continuous improvement in the quality of journals being published. Dr Mahesh Chander narrates the experience of his participation in the 24th Annual Conference of Agricultural Economics Research Association, India, especially in the Session on Strengthening Social Science and Policy Research.
Collaborative Workshop on Good Practices in Extension Research and Evaluation held on 29 November - 2 December 2016 at ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad (India)
ICAR-NAARM, in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP), Agricultural Extension in South Asia (AESA), ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) and National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), organised this workshop to create a cadre of professional extension researchers who can carry out impact-oriented quality research in extension. Channppagouda Biradar and Suresh Verma who participated in this workshop share their experiences here.
Training-cum-Workshop on Strengthening Extension-Policy Interface held on 9-11 November 2016 at the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad (India)
This Training-cum-Workshop aimed to deliberate on ways to strengthen the extension-policy interface so as to fortify EAS delivery in India. Dr PVK Sasidhar reflects on his participation at this event.
COP 22, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held at Morocco (Marrakesh) on 7-18 November 2016
COP22 recently held at Marrakech initiated the process of turning the UN’s Paris Agreement into a detailed blueprint for action. Dr V V Sadamate participated in this event and he shares his experiences here.
National Workshop on “Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022” held on 2-3 November 2016, National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, India in collaboration with National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj
This workshop was a concerted effort by participants having different perspectives in identifying issues and laying out directions to double farmers’ income. Dr. Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee and Dr. Saravanan Raj participated in this workshop and share their observations here.
Launch Meeting - The Myanmar Plant Health System Strategy held on 8 September 2016 at Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
The Myanmar Plant Health System Strategy (MPHSS) was launched successfully in Nay Pyi Taw on 8 September 2016. Dr Malvika Chaudhary reflects on her participation at this event.
Consultative Workshop on “Opportunities for Youth in Agricultural Development” held on 22 -23 September 2016, at National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad
MANAGE organized a Consultative Workshop on “Opportunities for Youth in Agricultural Development” at MANAGE, Hyderabad, from 22 to 23 September 2016. In this note, participants Sunil Peddi and S. Kiran Reddy share their experience.
MANAGE & TNAU Collaborative Training Program On mExtension: “all-in-one” Mobile Phones for Agricultural Extension on 12-16 September, 2016 at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai
MANAGE and TNAU organized a collaborative Training Programme on mExtension: “all-in-one” Mobile Phones for Agricultural Extension from 12-16 September, 2016 at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai. K. Qudsiya Jamal participated in this training as a training facilitator and she shares her experiences here.
7th GFRAS Annual Meeting on The Role of Rural Advisory Services for Inclusive Agripreneurship held on 3-6 October 2016 at Limbe, Cameroon
The Seventh Annual Meeting of GFRAS discussed the Role of Rural Advisory Services for Inclusive Agripreneurship. 150 participants representing different regions of the world participated in this meeting. Dr Mahesh Chander reflects on his participation at this event here.
MANAGE Training Programme on Shaping the future of extension with digital media, 22-26 August 2016, National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, (MANAGE), Hyderabad
MANAGE organized a training programme on “Shaping the future of extension with digital media” during 22-26 August 2016. Archana Bhatt, Misha Madhavan M. and Veerendra Jonnala share their experiences here.
MANAGE-UAS-B Training Programme on Navigating ICTs for Agricultural Extension, 8-12 August 2016, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bengaluru, India
MANAGE and UAS-B jointly organized a training programme on Navigating ICTs for Agricultural Extension from 08-12 August 2016 at UAS, Bengaluru. Smitha, S., Sowjanya, S., and Karthik, D. participated in this training and they share their experiences here.
MANAGE-TNAU Collaborative Training Programme on Extension Plus: Expanding the roles of Extension, 18-22 July 2016, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore
MANAGE and TNAU jointly organized a training programme on Extension Plus: Expanding the roles of Extension held at TNAU from 18-22 July 2016. Aparna Radhakrishnan participated in this training and she shares her experiences here.
Workshop on ICT Applications in Agriculture held on 22 June 2016 to 05 July 2016 at Taipei, Taiwan, Organized by International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF)
Dr. B. P. Singh, Principal Scientist, Division of Extension Education, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, recently spent 14 days in Taiwan to attend a Workshop on ICT Applications in Agriculture. In this notes, he narrates his experiences.
Training Programme on Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS)-Looking Beyond ATMA convergence, 27th June to 2nd July 2016, Hyderabad jointly organised by MANAGE and CRISP
MANAGE and CRISP jointly organized a training programme on Agricultural Innovation Systems from 27 June to 2 July 2016 at MANAGE. Sreeram Vishnu and Prabhugouda Kamaraddi participated in this training and they share their experiences here.
National Workshop on Mentoring Young Extension Professionals for Conduct of Scientific Research, 4-5, July 2016, Hyderabad, India
Indian Veterinary Extension Forum (IVEF), Puducherry, P.V. Narasimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University (PVNRTVU), Hyderabad, and Karnataka Veterinary Animal Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar, co-organized this workshop to mentor young veterinary extension professionals for conduct of scientific research. P.V.K. Sasidhar who participated in this workshop as a resource person shares his experiences here.
Brainstorming Session on Strengthening Agricultural Extension Research and Education 9, July 2016, New Delhi Organized by National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) organizes Brainstorming Sessions (BSS) on contemporary issues from time to time. On 9 July 2016, a BSS was organized on Strengthening Agricultural Extension Research and Education. Dr Mahesh Chander narrates his experience of participation in this BSS.
Krishi Unnati Mela 19-21 March, 2016 Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa, New Delhi, India Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MOA&FW) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Bhagya Vijayan and Laxmipriya Upadhyaya participated in the Krishi Unnati Mela organised at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and they share their observations here.
Capacity Building Conclave, February 25-26, 2016, National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad
Dr Lalit Kumar Tyagi participated in the Capacity Building Conclave organised by the NFDB and he shares his impressions here.
44th Dairy Industrial Conference (DIC), ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India. 18-20 February, 2016
Sreeram V, Aparna Radhakrishnan, Smitha S and Misha Madhavan M participated in the 44th Dairy Industrial Conference and they share their impressions here.
International Extension Education Conference, Department of Extension Education, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India, 27-30 January, 2016
“International Extension Education Conference” was organized by Department of Extension Education, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi (http://ieecbhu.in/) with support from ICAR, Virginia Tech, Wageningen University, NABARD, ICSSR, DBT, INSEE, and the Ohio State University during 27-30 January, 2016. Dr Pachaiyappan K, who participated in this Conference, shares his personal impressions here.
COP 21, Paris Climate Conference, Paris, France. 27 November - 10 December 2015
Dr V V Sadamate attended the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) from 27 November to 10 December 2015. He shares his experiences here.
8th GCRA International Conference on “Innovative Digital Applications for Sustainable Development” organized by Global Communication Research Association (GCRA), University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, India on 5-7 January, 2016
GCRA organised its 8th International Conference in collaboration with UAS, Bangalore, in January 2016. Dr. Lenin Venu, who participated in this Conference, shares his personal impressions here.
National Dialogue on "Innovative Extension Systems for Farmers’ Empowerment, 17-19 December 2015, New Delhi, India. TAAS, ICAR, DAC, NAAS, BKS, BMGF, YPARD, CSISA
While several interesting recommendations were made at this National Dialogue, it remains to be seen how these are going to be implemented. Sajesh V.K. and Bhagya Vijayan who participated in this National Dialogue share their observations here.
National Workshop on Capacity Needs Assessment of Extension and Advisory Service (EAS) Providers, 6-7 October 2015, Hyderabad, India
CRISP and NAARM co-organized this workshop to identify capacity gaps among extension professionals and to develop a methodology to undertake capacity needs assessment among extension professionals in India. P.V.K. Sasidhar who participated in this workshop shares his experiences here.
IVEF National Seminar on Teaching, Research and Extension Gaps in Livestock Development, 28-29 August 2015, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (RIVER), Puducherry
Indian Veterinary Extension Forum (IVEF) organised this national seminar to elaborate on the various the livestock development gaps in the areas of teaching, research and extension. Dr. Channappagouda Biradar who participated in the seminar shares his personal impressions about the seminar.
International Conference On “Good Governance in Agricultural Extension” at Centre for Good Governance, Gachibowli Campus, Hyderabad, India, 3 - 4 September, 2015
This International conference, jointly organized by MANAGE & CGG, discussed the governance issues impacting agricultural extension management specifically in the context of developing countries in Asia and Africa. Dr Mahesh Chander reflects on his participation at this event here.
DRIVING INNOVATIONS IN AGRI-FOOD VALUE CHAINS
Farm enterprise development requires skilled and experienced extension personnel trained in understanding the functioning of local farm markets. Dr Binoo P Boney recently attended a course offering this expertise and she shares her experience here.
East Africa Agricultural Extension and Advisory Service (AEAS) Policy Dialogue
AFAAS organized a policy dialogue event on the East Africa Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) event to assess and strengthen capacity for RAS policy analysis and discussion at the country level in order to support the on-going efforts on AEAS within the region.
Strengthening Extension and Advisory Services for Lasting Impacts 3-5 June 2015, Washington D.C., USA
MEAS organized this symposium to share and discuss the findings of various MEAS funded projects from different countries. Dr P.V.K. Sasidhar who participated in this meeting shares his experiences here.
Building Regional Capacity for Assessment and Evaluation of Extension Programmes 23-24 April 2015, CTA Wageningen, The Netherlands
GFRAS recently organised a meeting on the development of learning materials to build capacity for extension evaluation at the regional and national levels. Rasheed Sulaiman V who participated in this meeting shares his experiences here
RYFF 2014: National Seminar on Rural Youth in Family Farming, December 18-19, 2014, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bihar, India
The National Seminar on Rural Youth in Family Farming was conceptualized and organized extremely well and it motivated several young farmers to relook at agriculture as a promising vocation. Neeraj Kumar and Kirti reflect on their participation at this event here.
COHESION ON TALENT DEVELOPMENT, October 15, 2014 FAO, Rome, Italy
The 41st Committee on World Food Security (CFS) side event on Cohesion on Talent Development discussed the importance of a vibrant agricultural education training system. Muhammad Ali, who represented GFRAS in this meeting share his experiences here.
ARD 2014 – 2nd International Conference, November 12-14, 2014, Philippines
Organization of International Conferences can be improved considerably by following the best practices adopted in the conduct of the ARD 2014-2nd International Conference. Bhaskaran C. reflects on his participation at this event here.
7th National Extension Education Congress - November 8-11, 2014 Translational Research-Extension for Sustainable Small Farm Development
There is lot of scope to make improvements in organization of extension conferences, for which we need to draw lessons from our mistakes. Prakashkumar Rathod who participated in the 7th National Extension Education Congress reflects on his participation at this event here.
5th GFRAS Annual Meeting RAS Policies – Evidence and Practice, 23-25 September 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The fifth GFRAS Annual Meeting held recently discussed the importance of evidence based policies for extension & rural advisory services. Dr Mahesh Chander reflects on his participation at this event here.
48th Annual Conference of SASAE
Dr Krisin Davis shares her experience at the 48th Annual Conference of SASAE (South African Society for Agricultural Extension) here.
Visit to Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator Alachua, Florida, USA
Dr P Sethuraman Sivakumar and Mr I Sivaraman share experiences from their visit to one of the best university biotechnology incubators in USA here.
30th Annual Conference-AIAEE:Integrated Agricultural Systems for Environmental Sustainability and Production
As extension faces challenging times globally, professional extension networks such as the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE) are exploring new ways to strengthen the contribution of extension discipline and making it more relevant.
International Conference on Extension Educational Strategies for Sustainable Agricultural Development – A Global Perspective
There has been a spurt in the number of conferences and workshops related to extension in the recent past. Many of these fail to have any impact due to lack of clarity on its objectives and the way it is conducted. The recent International Conference on “Extension Educational Strategies
Making it in Michigan: Conference and Trade Show
Aspiring entrepreneurs would need capacity building, links to support and services and interactions with other entrepreneurs at different stages of value chain. The Conference and Trade Show on ‘Making it in Michigan’ organized by The Product Centre of Michigan State University (MSU), Michigan, USA on 12th November 2013 was such an event that aimed at promoting, facilitating and encouraging entrepreneurs, who have enterprises on food products. D
Prof S V N Rao, Head, Division of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (RIVER), Puducherry reflects on his participation in the Indian Veterinary Extension Forum (IVEF) seminar at Guwahati, India
Extension and advisory services (EAS) are clearly back on the global agenda. The 4th GFRAS Annual Meeting that concluded recently at Berlin, clearly revealed the interest and enthusiasm of all those involved in EAS provision in strengthening its contribution. Dr Rasheed Sulaiman V, Director, Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP) reflects on his
Fostering entrepreneurship development among rural youth is emerging as an important theme to be addressed by extension. The recent conference on “Connecting Entrepreneurial Community” held at Marshall, Michigan in USA discussed ways of promoting entrepreneurship and led to sharing of innovative resources, information and tools to do this. Dr. R. Venkattakumar, Principal Scientist, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), India reflects on hi
Hybrid Communication Tools-2013
ICT based communication methods & tools, if used appropriately have tremendous potential in transferring knowledge on improved agricultural practices among farmers. The recent short course on hybrid communication tools organized by the Division of Extension Education, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India clearly highlighted their potential. Dr. Akila Natarajan, Associate Professor and Head, Veterinary University Trainin
Training on Agricultural Innovation Systems- 2013
In the rapidly changing agricultural innovation scenario, application of the innovation systems framework offer new hopes. This was clearly revealed in the recent training on Agricultural Innovation System (AIS) organized jointly by the Australian Council for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP). Dr. Kausik Pradhan, Assistant Professor and Former Head, Department of Agricultural E