Overview of Department of Agriculture Extension is leading the Component 2
Component 2 of ASPIRE is designed to achieve Outcome 2: MAFF has institutional and human resources capacity to manage an effective, demand driven system linking researchers and knowledge-based agencies to extension agents in public sector, private sector and civil society and to farmers. IMPORTANT: Component 2 outputs contribute to Outcome 2, but other components, particularly 1 and 3, must also be implemented successfully for Outcome 2 to be achieved.
Component 2 will be implemented in three phases which are the same as the general phases of ASPIRE: Foundation Phase, Proving Phase and Scale Up Phase. The target outputs of Component 2 in each Phase of ASPIRE are shown in
Agriculture Extension Advisory Committee established and functioning
Extension Hub functions established
Extension Portal designed
Human Resources Development Strategy for the extension sector
Academic curricula developed
QA system designed
PDA/DAO staff working to performance management job descriptions
Field agents accessing Extension Portal to support their work.
At least 50 CEW enrolled in in-service education leading to a recognised extension qualification.
Quality Assurance for extension materials and services functioning
Extension Hub functions fully financed by Programme Budget
Increased availability of personnel with skills to deliver modern, demand led extension service
Component 2 is divided into two sub-components. Sub-Component 2.1 (Improving Extension Quality) is concerned mainly with developing an “Extension Hub” integrating important technical, regulatory and coordinating functions under MAFF-GDA. Sub-Component 2.2 (Strengthening Human Resources) is mainly concerned with developing strategic human resources for the future of the extension service in Cambodia. The two sub-components are closely linked and inter-dependent. Some activities that are placed in Sub-Component 2.1 could equally well have been placed in Sub-Component 2.2, and vice versa. However, Sub-Component 2.1 is mainly concerned with capacities developed within MAFF-GDA, while Sub-Component 2.2 supports a wider range of institutions including the agricultural universities and technical colleges.
Each targeted province must select 6 districts and 6 communes per districts as targeted areas
The outreach target for Component 3 is 144, 000 households and the outreach target for Component 4 is 70,000 households, of whom it is expected that about half will be Component 3 participants. Therefore, the combined outreached target is around 179,000 households.
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