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Developing climate-responsive agricultural extension and advisory services: lessons and opportunities

Developing climate-responsive agricultural extension and advisory services: lessons and opportunities

Climate change is affecting the lives of everyone on the planet, with smallholder agricultural producers in low and middle-income countries being disproportionately affected. To mitigate the complex agricultural challenges posed by climate change, there is a need to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes, adapt and build producers’ resilience, and reduce and/or remove greenhouse gas emissions, wherever possible. Achieving these objectives requires behavior change, improved access to climate-resilient technologies and practices, knowledge and skills for increasing productivity, climate and market information, income diversification assistance, and better support to communities so they can organize themselves better for collective action.

In response to challenges with developing efficient and effective, climate-responsive agricultural extension and advisory services and systems, the USAID-funded Enabling Farmers for Agricultural Transformation (EFAT) Project, executed by Winrock International, is hosting a series of webinars and learning events. The upcoming webinars will focus on sharing experiences, best practices, and lessons learned about different aspects of EAS.

About EFAT:

The Enabling Farmers for Agricultural Transformation (EFAT) Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), strengthens agricultural extension and advisory services and systems (EAS) as a pathway to boosting agricultural productivity among smallholder farmers and helping them diversify their livelihoods and strengthen their resilience in the face of adverse climate conditions. For more information about EFAT and to explore assessments, case studies, and more, please visit

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation on developing sustainable solutions to agriculture's most pressing challenges.

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The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit You can view the terms of useat

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