Agricultural Extension Services and COVID-19

The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is expanding daily. Agricultural extension and advisory services (EAS) systems play an indispensable role at the frontline of the response to the pandemic in rural areas. However, to adapt to the emergency context within the government regulations, EAS providers need to rapidly change their way of operating. FAO has developed a policy brief Extension and Advisory Services: at the frontline of the response to COVID-19 to ensure food security. The publication can be downloaded through the following link: http://www.fao.org/3/ca8710en/CA8710EN.pdf