1:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Capacity Building and Training (Room B214)
Extension officers support farmers by communicating information, by providing access to resources, and by organizing farmers to get to market. Given the need to continue to support the technical dimensions of farming, what are the skills required for extension officers to manage conflict effectively in their communities?


Organizational Change and Institution Building (Room B215)
Extension systems typically operate within a Ministry of Agriculture. Following conflict, resources can be scarce, and coherent guidance even scarcer. To enable effective frontline peacebuilding activities by extension agents, what changes are required in how agents are organized, supported, and resourced?


Technological Infrastructure (Room B241)
Extension systems have used various communications technologies (rural radio, for example) to communicate with dispersed agricultural communities. Cell phone technology is transforming what can be communicated and has created the potential for two-way conversations. How should this and other recent ICT innovations be applied in extension to manage conflict?

3:30 p.m.

Ann Bartuska, USDA; Pamela Aall, USIP

4:30 p.m.


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