Extension: Making Fact Sheets
Click on the resource icon in the right hand corner above to access the full text. This is one out of a series of fact sheets on classic and proven methods of extension delivery with lots of practical tips intended for extension practitioners, trainers and facilitators.
- A “Fact sheet” provides clear, simple and practical “how to” information. The target audience is often intermediaries who will work with farmers.
- An “Info sheet” is a short document (e.g., 1 page) that provides general information to give a broad understanding of a topic. The target audience is often intermediaries who will work with farmers.
- A “Farmers note” is developed for farmers (In many cases, this may require development for a non-literate audience.)
Good fact sheets are:
- For a target audience – Be clear on who they are and what information they need to act?
- Understandable – Use simple, easily understood language. Avoid Jargon or specialized technical terms.
- Relevant – Ensure recommendations are beneficial and appropriate for the target area.
Action-oriented – Provide enough information so that someone can actually do something based on the FS. In development of the sheet, separate “need to know” from “nice to know”.