How To Develop And Implement Extension Policies? Lessons From Four Australasian Countries

CRISP Contributed a chapter to the GFRAS Policy Compendium (2015) analysing the experience with development and implementation of extension policies

We should view extension policy as something beyond a statement of intent. It must be a means to develop strategies, procedures, and working relationships among a large number of other actors in the wider system where extension is situated. This note reviews the extension policy development process in four countries and examines some of the implementation challenges. It also highlights the need for more clarity on the purpose of policy, the importance of policy learning, and why efforts to achieve policy coherence are important for extension.

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