April 24, 2015


AFAAS African Forum of Agricultural Advisory Services
AIS Agricultural Innovation Systems
AOTR Agreement Officer’s Technical Representative
ATMA Agricultural Technology Management Agency
BTT Block Technology Team
CAADP Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme
CASC  Commercial Agricultural Service Center
CATIE Tropical Agriculture and Higher Education Centre
CIRAD Agricultural Research for Development
Cornell Cornell University
CP Cultural Practice
CRISP Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy
CRS Catholic Relief Services
CSO Civil Society Organizations
DAAS Danish Agricultural Advisory Service
DOA Department of Agriculture
EU European Union
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FBO Farmer-Based Organizations
FC Facilitation circle
FFS Farmer Field schools
FSC Farmer study circles
FSE Fee-for-Service Extension
GCARD Global Conference on Agricultural Research and Development
GFRAS Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services
HIV/AIDS Human immunodeficiency virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
HRD Human Resource Development
HVC High-Value Crops
ICAR Indian Council of Agricultural Research
ICTs Information and Communication Technologies
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFPRI  International Food Policy Research Institute
ILLINOIS University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
IRD Integrated Rural Development
LOE Level of Effort
MAFF Management Advice for Family Farms
MANAGE National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management in India
MDE Market-Driven Extension
MEAS Modernizing Extension and Advisory Systems
MOA Ministry of Agriculture
MSU Michigan State University
NARS National Agricultural Research System
NATP National Agricultural Technology Project
NCAT North Carolina A&T University
NGOs Non-governmental organizations
NRI Natural Resources Institute
NRM Natural Resource Management
NUCAFE Uganda Coffee Association
PAS Private Advisory Services
PPPs Public Private Partnerships
PRA Participatory Rural Appraisal
PRM Participatory Farm Management
REDD+ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancing Forest Carbon Stocks in developing countries
RKN Rural Knowledge Network
SAA Sasakawa Africa Association
SAFE Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education
SCD Social Capital Development
SFC Staple Food Crops
SHG Self-Help Groups
SREP Strategic Research and Extension Plan
T&V Training and Visit Extension
UC Davis University of California at Davis
UF University of Florida
USAID United States Agency for International Development
VERCON Virtual Extension and Research Communication Network
VEWs Village extension workers
WI Winrock International

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