Progress report on NAADS ‘fire place conversations’


Progress Report on NAADS and proposals for Reform – UNFFE fnl – June 2011
This action study focuses on the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), a heavily capitalised program of government that aims at transformation of public delivery of agricultural extension services into a largely private sector-led delivery system under a client or farmer controlled arrangement. Preliminary findings show there islimited understanding of NAADs operations amongst farmers, inadequate focus on farmer constraints like labour, access to inputs, ineffective extension services for crop and animal farmers, unresolved market access issues, unclear NAADs farmer credit schemes among others!

Eight districts have so far been covered; the next phase will target 40 sub-counties in the entire country. This progress report highlights key insights from the field (captured in photographs and draft narrative) that will be distilled in the final report. The final report, will detail specific proposals for NAADs reform. These proposals will be the fodder for The farmers Green Print on NAADS.