Ethiopia, April 2019
ATAI staff member Leah Bridle participated in the Improving Agricultural Extension Metrics & Evidence Convening. The event gathered ten government officials from the extension ministries of six countries, with representatives from five private sector providers and a variety of multilateral, non-governmental, and academic research institutions working in smallholder agriculture. The workshop reviewed the diverse pluralistic implementation landscape and limited available data. Attendees worked to (i) identify indicators that could be useful to develop an assessment that could be transportable across contexts, and (ii) to prioritize key learning questions for agricultural advisory services, distinguishing between process and impact evaluations. Next steps with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Digital Farmer Services team are forthcoming.