Improving Delivery of Extension Services in the Philippines
In the Philippines, agricultural productivity improvements since the 1960s have been slow in coming. The public delivery of extension services has largely devolved to provinces, cities, municipalities and villages as a result of the 1991 Local Government Code. Thus, answers to questions of the relative roles of private and public extension services and the financing and delivery of public extension are important. Project researchers are helping to answer these questions by defining the respective roles of public and private extension services in the Philippines. This includes the development of an economic framework for the financing, design and delivery of public extension services to farmers from central to local government level.
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has collaborated with the CLRG in the implementation of this research. More information about this is found in ACIAR's website.
The outputs of this research were published in a book. Click here for more information.