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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

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Very good model to extend or replicate in Africa. The public extension services in Africa do not have enough ressources (human & material ressources) to provide good agricultural & post harvesting practices able to improve significantly productivity and incomes for all small farmers. Neither to connect small farmers with agricultural market. The question is today how can we internalize these kind of services in farmers' organizations (cooperatives for example)? Is it possible to develop small private extension services in rural aereas able to train and advise small farmers in very good way in order to make them able to produce more better? To access to agricultural market with competitive prices? Is it possible to build this kind of services in the cooperatives & others farmers' organization?
I think this is a good way to make small farmers accessing to scientific & techinical innovation to producce more and in sustainable way.

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