Feed the Future
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Extension: Action Planning

Date Published: 
February 18, 2013

What is an action plan?

An action plan:

  • Organizes and identifies support for a project.
  • Provides time frames, actions and outcomes.
  • Is used to energize participants/staff on the actions 

Needed to execute the plan

An action plan helps you move from the present to the preferred future situation. An action plan is flexible in structure, but can include task assignments, milestones, timelines, resource allocations, data collection methodology, and evaluation criteria to be performed.

This is one out of a series of fact sheets on classig and proven methods of extension delivery with lots of practical tips intended for extension practicioners, trainers and facilitators.