Knowledge investment supporting the adoption of environmentally friendly farm practices
is a key driver behind innovation processes in agriculture, yet impact evaluations
and financial assessments of existing initiatives remain scarce despite dramatic changes
in orientation, organisation and intervention. This report examines the role, performance
and impact of farm advisory services, training and extension initiatives in the OECD
area to foster green growth in agriculture. Based on a series of case studies, the
report discusses a range of methodological issues and the merits of the different
types of providers, and identifies best practices in sustainable agricultural management.