The Americas

Latin American Network on Rural Advisory Extension Services (RELASER)

  • RELASER held its second meeting in Managua, Nicaragua, on 26-28 September. The participants coming from 19 different Latin American countries discussed four key areas: Institutionalism and public-private relations; Extension based on demand and the linking to markets, Extension for small-farmers and poor rural population, and finally Extension as a part of an innovative system.
  • RELASER has joined with FORAGRO (Foro de las Américas para la Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico Agropecuario) in preparing a common position for GCARD Conference 2012 on 29 October – 1 November in Uruguay.
  • More information can be obtained from Francisco

List of abbreviations used in the sub-regional profiles.

Related Resources

Good Extension Management Practices in Central America (English version forthcoming, expected February 2012)
  • Buenas Prácticas en el manejo de Extensión en América Central”, available at: