Monitoring and Evaluation for World Bank Agricultural Research and Extension Projects: A Good Practice Note

The objective of this Good Practice Note is to assist Task Teams of the World Bank and their colleagues in the client countries develop and implement effective M&E systems for ARE projects and programs.




Gender Issues in Monitoring and Evaluation in Agriculture
The report argues that greater gender equality is not just the right thing to do but also smart economics. It also highlights the need to improve the availability of quality gender-disaggregated data and supports more experimentation and systematic evaluation.






Forms of evaluation - for agricultural extension

This paper outlines the findings of a Review of Evaluation in Agricultural Extension in Australia. The review consisted of collecting documents on 70 evaluations from the field of agricultural extension and categorising these according to the “purpose” of evaluation and other criteria.




A Manual on Monitoring and Evaluation for Alternative Development Projects

This manual intends to provide some basic information and practical guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation in order to enhance better understanding on project monitoring and evaluation.




Facing the Challenges of Climate Change And Food SecurityThis paper defines climate change as any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity.




Climate Change: Impact on Agriculture and Costs of Adaptation

This Food Policy Report presents research results that quantify the climate-change impacts, assesses the consequences for food security, and estimates the investments that would offset the negative consequences for human well-being.




Review of Climate Change Adaptation Practices in South Asia

Focusing on five countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), this review captures examples of good practices in climate change adaptation (CCA) programming, in order to inform Oxfam’s learning. 






Agricultural Development Under a Changing Climat e: Opportunities and Challenges for Adaptation 

The purpose of this report is to identify and summarize potential climate change impacts on agriculture in regions served by the World Bank, examine the causes of vulnerability, provide information on where investments are needed to better climate-proof agriculture, and describe the relevance of current efforts to achieve more sustainable agriculture to that of managing climate risks for adaptation.






The Integration of Nutrition into Extension and Advisory Services: A Synthesis of Experiences, Lessons, and Recommendations

This report summarizes the current state of knowledge on the role of nutrition in EAS resulting from an extensive literature review, analyzing survey responses, and conducting interviews with actors from worldwide development organizations, governmental agencies, educational and research institutions, and the private sector.




This report offers a cross-cutting comparison of different models of women producer organizations from India and Africa in order to draw broad lessons about best practices in institutional development within producer organizations, including women based organizations and their potential role in the development of staple food value chains.



Producer organisations and value chains

This feature article gives an overview of the types and functions of producer organisations and the ways they can help small farmers position themselves in value chains.




Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

This paper outlines the rationale behind the approach that FAO will adopt when supporting small farmer groups, producer organizations, and local service providers under the EU-ACP programme.



Social capital and Rural Producer Organisations

This thesis examines the relevancy of social capital in the functioning of Rural Producer Organisations (RPOs).


The Role of Rural Producer Organizations for Agricultural Service Provision in Fragile States


This paper assesses the role of rural institutions in the speedy recovery and growth of the agriculture and food sector in post-conflict setting.





The Role of Rural Producer Organizations in the World Bank Rural Development Strategy

This report is one in the series of background studies prepared for the 2002 update of the World Bank’s Rural Development Strategy. This series was created to disseminate findings of work in progress and to encourage the exchange of ideas among Bank staff and all others interested in development issues.





Agricultural  innovation system : An investment source book


This sourcebook draws on  the emerging principles of AIS analysis and action to help identify, design, and implement the investments, approaches, and complementary interventions that appear most likely to strengthen innovation system and promote agricultural innovation and equitable growth. 

Agricultural Extension A Time for Change 

The paper talks about the outcome of the International Conference on Innovations in Extension and Advisory Services held in Nairobi in November 2011. It brought together farmers, extension agents, scientists, politicians, policymakers and representatives of development organizations. Their aim was to share knowledge and experiences, and identify ways of transforming extension and advisory services for the benefit of smallholder farmers.

Promoting Farmer Entrepreneurship 

This report gives the summary of Agri-Pro Focus strategic plan for 2009-2012.




The Gap Between Producer Prices and Prices paid by the Consumer 


This study aims to understand the gap between agricultural producer prices in the EU and the prices paid by the consumer between 2003 and 2005, with a view to explaining the decisive factors in this area for key agricultural sectors and, on the basis of this analysis, to formulate economic and commercial propositions aimed at improving the situation of producer income and/or the prices charged to consumers.




The Economic Benefits of Farmers Markets

This briefing sets out Why farmers markets are so good; Why local, regional and national authorities should support them; What these authorities should do to support them?



Global Mobile Learning Implementations and Trends

Global Mobile Learning Implementations and Trendsis edited by two internationally recognized mobile learning experts and the chapter authors are from around the world. They have extensive expertise in mobile learning. The book presents information on implementation of mobile learning around the world and trends in mobile learning. It is a valuable resource for educators and trainers who want to find out about mobile learning around the world and who would like to conduct research on mobile learning. 



Investments by the Commercial Banks in Training of Rural Communities and its Impact: Scope of Open and Distance Learning

Naveen Kumar K and Anjali Kulkarni, 
National Institute of Bank Management, India & Commonwealth of Learning, December 2013

It is well recognized that investment in rural training and extension services has to either precede or happen simultaneously with rural credit, for improving agricultural productivity and increasing farmers` income. But reaching out to about 70 million rural households of small, marginal farmers and landless labourers through traditional face-to-face training would be expensive and time consuming. Open and Distance Learning (ODL) with the help of Information and Communication Technology is an alternative to achieve much larger out-reach at lower cost.





Eco-Tourism in Bhutan RNR Newsletter, June 2014,  Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan
Eco-Toursim:meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs





Agripreneur: E-Bulletin for the month of November  - 2014 
published by Centre for Agrientrepreneurship Development (CAD) of National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE).

Towards Stronger Family Farms : Voices in the International Year of Family Farming, FAO, 2014
During the International Year of Family Farming (2014), FAO organised several dialogues on Family Farming and this publication presents the perspectives, outcomes and recommendations that have emerged out of these events.