Developing Local Extension Capacity
USAID’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) and Digital Green have launched the five-year Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project, in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), CARE International, and multiple resource partners. DLEC operates under a five-year Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement.
DLEC will partner with country stakeholders and USAID missions to raise incomes and increase resilience of smallholder farmers and their families by scaling and improving locally-relevant, cost-effective, and pluralistic agricultural extension systems that bring together information technologies and community-based organizations. By collaborating with USAID missions, host country governments, public and private extension advisory service (EAS) providers, rural civil society organizations, and host country research institutes, DLEC will help host-country extension systems become more effective, accountable, scalable, and sustainable.
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