The Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON) has recently published two key policy briefs highlighting the role of farmer organisations in agricultural research and extension.These policy briefs were funded through the EU-SPC Pacific Agricultural Policy Programme (PAPP).
Related to agricultural research, the policy brief concludes that a partnership between agriculture ministries, relevant public sector organisations and farmer organisations will increase the depth and quality of agricultural research as well as see more comprehensive and widespread adoptions of the results.
Related to agricultural extension, the policy brief stresses that farmer organisations can effectively and efficiently complement the work of government and aid agencies by extending the outreach of support to farmers.
Both policy briefs highlight examples of PIFON member farmer organisations who are active in the areas of agricultural research and extension.
SOURCE: For more information, visit http://www.pacificfarmers.com