Building Agricultural Extension Capacity in Post-Conflict Settings

Case Studies

Edited by Paul McNamara and Austen Moore
June 2017
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  • Published
    8th June 2017
  • ISBN 9781786390592
  • Language English
  • Pages 260 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images tables

This book (a) investigates the experiences and issues involved with rebuilding extension systems (including public sector, private sector, and non-governmental organization extension) in post-conflict settings, (b) evaluates the impact of different extension policy approaches and practice in such settings, and (c) identifies the key elements needed to effectively rebuild agricultural extension systems and programs in post-conflict contexts. The chapters include country-specific case studies that provide a descriptive account and also analyze strategies, successes and failures, and lessons learned. A synthesis chapter examines insights and lessons learned across post-conflict settings, and identifies the elements and investments needed to rebuild extension systems and programs in these contexts.

1. Agricultural Development, Extension, and the Role of Conflict
2. Case Study – Sierra Leone
3. Case Study – Liberia
4. Case Study – South Sudan
5. Case Study – Mozambique
6. Case Study – Sri Lanka
7. Case Study – Myanmar
8. Case Study – Republic of Georgia
9. Case Study – Tajikistan
10. Case Study – Afghanistan
11. Case Study – Iraq
12. Case Study – Role of NGOs
13. Synthesis of Lessons Learned
14. Conclusions and Implications for Practice

Paul McNamara

Paul McNamara currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after beginning his career at the University with an appointment as an extension specialist. In his current role, Dr. McNamara uses tools from consumer economics and health economics to help consumers, communities, and public-policy makers enhance the welfare of health-care consumers. Other work and research has focused on the economics of agricultural development in a range of countries. Dr. McNamara also serves as the Project Director for the USAID-funded Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services (MEAS) project, which works with country governments to strengthen extension systems and services to farmers. Through MEAS, Dr. McNamara has overseen numerous capacity building exercises, field-level extension programs, and extension-related research. Dr. McNamara received his PhD from the University of Minnesota, MPP from the Kennedy School at Harvard University, and his BA from Wheaton College.

Austen Moore

Austen Moore is at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.