This common framework provides policy guidelines on how best to support development of demand driven agricultural advisory services and also on the appropriate roles of the different actors.
Agricultural advisory services are defined as services that make new knowledgeavailable to farmers and assist the farmers to develop their farming and management skills.
The services may include:
- Dissemination of information
- Training and advice of groups of farmers or individual farmers
- Testing new technologies on-farm
- Development and dissemination of farm management tools