MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
Respect experience - Adults bring a wealth of expertise to your
business. Through previous work positions, they bring a foundation
of life experience to their jobs. Your training should reflect this.
Set goals -Adults are more goal-oriented than teenagers. Ensure
them that your training sessions include objectives.
Seek participation -Your adult learners want to share their
Build rapport - Adult learners value a friendly environment. So from
the outset, the training leader needs to build rapport with the
employees by setting an open, responsive tone. That means
showing concern for each learner, understanding the variety of
their responsibilities, and knowing that everyone is motivated
differently and comes with accumulated stories of success.
A Training Manual on Use of Climate Information and Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for
Agricultural Extension Staff in Zimbabwe