Landcare – an agricultural extension and community development model at district and national scale in Fiji
This project funded by ACIAR aims to test whether a Landcare approach, using the Livelihood Improvement through Facilitator Extension (LIFE) model, can transfer from one country context to another to facilitate improved climate change resilience, management of natural resources, agricultural productivity and gender equality.
Previous research in Mindanao, Philippines highlighted how certain types of community-based extension principles can rapidly enhance agricultural livelihoods by improving both farmer-based learning networks and community social capital. From this research the Livelihood Improvement through Facilitated Extension (LIFE) model was developed. LIFE draws on Landcare-based extension methods for livelihood improvement outcomes and is providing evidence of extension scalability at local, regional and national level within the Philippines. Read more