Improving the Management of Agriculture Demonstration Sites in Food Security Programs

World Vision recently conducted a study to assess prevailing practices in management of agricultural demos across food security programs with the aim of developing guidelines for improving the management of demos. The study explored the costs of demonstrations, difficulties in planning, stakeholder engagement, sustainability, and gender integration. The study discusses the impacts of demonstrations for not only agriculture, income, and nutrition, and provides guidance on support and structures. The report concludes with a call for more research on best practices and the impact of different agricultural demos on adoption, especially in relation to timing.

World Vision, July 2017.