Extension and Advisory Services (EAS) play a major role in strengthening technical, managerial and organisational capacities of farmers, who need frequent renewal of capacities to deal effectively with the evolving challenges faced by rural communities. Based on a systematic Capacity Needs Assessment of EAS in Odisha, undertaken by the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in 2018-19, a strategy was developed to address the identified capacity gaps.

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