Project Title: Enabling Farmers for Agricultural Transformation
The five-year Enabling Farmers for Agricultural Transformation (EFAT) project, an associate award under the West Africa Farmer-to-Farmer program, builds evidence on approaches to strengthening pluralistic agricultural extension and advisory (EAS) services. The goal is tailored delivery and scaling of climate-smart agricultural innovations to support smallholder farmers to boost productivity, diversify livelihoods and strengthen resilience in the face of adverse climate conditions. EFAT has three broad objectives:
˙ To pilot EAS delivery models to learn how to organize and incentivize public, private, and civil society organizations to effectively work together to provide inclusive, demand-driven advisory and complementary agricultural services to smallholder farmers, particularly women and youth.
˙ To engage with USAID missions to provide technical assistance and support projects globally to strengthen EAS programming.
˙ To strengthen a global community of practice on EAS to promote learning, knowledge exchange and scaling of proven EAS practices, methods, and approaches.
EFAT has primary activities in Senegal and Ghana, responds to the needs of USAID missions worldwide and supports a global community of practice on extension and advisory services.