Women’s voice critical for linking knowledge to policy

President of PNG Women in Agriculture Development Foundation, Maria Linibi, was one of PNG’s two participants at the 2011 international conference on “Innovations in Extension and Advisory Services”, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, last week (15-18/11).

A report on Mrs Linibi’s presentation is available on the conference website which can be viewed through this link http://extensionconference2011.cta.int/node/600

A Case Study of Extension and Advisory Servies in PNG was presented by Ted Sitapai of Pacific Agri-Systems Limited. That presentation is available on this link http://extensionconference2011.cta.int/programme/session5/policy/6

The conference was to take stock of current policies, thinking and practice, successes and failures of ongoing and past reforms in extension and advisory services and build a coalition moving forward to specifically address meeting the future needs of small-holder farmers, marginalised communities, women and youth in a sustainable and cost effective manner.

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