Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Strengthening Development Competencies

Date Published: 
September 1, 2011


This curriculum is focused on building the educational capacity within extension and advisory systems by strengthening program development competencies. Extension and advisory service personnel in developing countries typically have technical knowledge and skills, but very often lack the necessary knowledge and skills that constitute educational capacity. Neglecting to develop the educational capacity of extension and advisory service personnel in developing countries will perpetuate systemic weaknesses and limit the potential for those systems to effectively address the needs of farmers. 


Target Audience: 

This curriculum is targeted at Ministry of Agriculture, non-governmental organization, and civil organization directors and field agents who facilitate the training of other field staff working directly with small-scale farmers in Feed the Future countries.