Feed the Future
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Extension: Farmer Meetings

Mark Bell
Paul Marcotte
USAID Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services (MEAS) project
University of California at Davis
Date Published: 
March 5, 2013

Click on the resource icon in the right hand corner above to access the full text. This is one out of a series of fact sheets on classic and proven methods of extension delivery with lots of practical tips intended for extension practitioners, trainers and facilitators. 

Why conduct a farmer’s meeting?

Farmers’ meetings are held to:

  • collect input on needs, challenges, and 
  • proposed solutions,
  • train about new technology,
  • collect feedback on technologies, and
  • promote farmer to farmer learning

 What makes a good farmers’ meeting?

  • Prepare
  • Gender
  • Facilitation
  • Offer something
  • Running the meeting