Trade and Agriculture Directorate

Fostering Green Growth in Agriculture

The Role of Training, Advisory Services and Extension Initiatives

In series:OECD Green Growth Studiesview more titles

Published on May 08, 2015

Also available in: French

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.


Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
The evolving role of advisory, training and extension measures
Types of advisory services, training and extension initiatives
A framework for evaluating green growth initiatives in agriculture
Investing in knowledge to support environmentally-friendly practices: Lessons learned from selected case studies
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