The role of extension and advisory services in building resilience of smallholder farmers

Kristin E. Davis, Suresh Chandra Babu, Sylvia Blom
2020 conference brief

The assumption underlying this hypothesis is that farmers lack the knowledge, resources, or both to adequately prevent, anticipate, prepare for, cope with, and recover from shocks. Extension and advisory services may be able to rectify this information asymmetry, or knowledge inequality, by providing or facilitating access to a variety of assets.