The Worldwide Extension Study provides empirical data on the human and financial resources of agricultural extension and advisory systems worldwide, as well as other important information on:
  • the primary extension service providers in each country
    (e.g. public, private and/or non-governmental);
  • which types and groups of farmers are the primary target groups (e.g. large, medium, and/or small-scale farmers, including rural women) for each extension organization;
  • how each organization’s resources are allocated to key extension and advisory service functions;
  • each organization’s information and communication technology  resources and capacity; and  
  • what role, if any, different categories of farmers play in setting extension’s priorities and/or assessing performance.  
Use the tabs above to navigate by continent and then follow the country specific links for information on that nation's extension and advisory services. Or simply enter the country name in the search field in the upper right hand corner.

The regional and country profiles are being transferred to the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services, GFRAS, at  www.g-fras.org/en/wwes.

Agricultural country profiles are available at http://www.new-ag.info/en/country.php


This Worldwide Extension Study was initiated by the International Food Policy Research Institute, IFPRI, and funded by USAID, in close collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, IICA.