Agricultural extension is an important tool for rural development, especially in less industrialized counties - extension workers play a vital role in educating farmers to produce better crops and more productive animals at lower cost. The new edition continues to present basic principles which can be applied to all situations, but has been revised to take account of the changes that have Reviews: 1. Introduction. This new book on Improving Agricultural Extension is the third in a series that was started in In the first edition of Agricultural Extension: A Reference Manual, Addison H. Maunder authored and edited a wide range of material that first defined "extension" as a field of study and practice, then went on to explain about extension programme development and different extension. Introduction 1 1. Public Sector Agricultural Extension 5 Diversified Strategies 5 Pressures to change: a critical turning point 5 The pendulum swings back 6 Extension as a function 7 Agricultural extension reform strategies 8 A consensus on lessons learned 11 Extension for Poor Rural Families to Improve Cited by: An effective agricultural extension service acts as a connecting link between the research service and the farming community. Extension. Research Farming Community. Thus agricultural extension services act as a two-way bridge linking the agricultural scientists on one side and the farmers on the other.
W.A.D.P. Wanigasundera, Nihal Atapattu, in Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia, Abstract. Agricultural extension services globally are face with a challenge to become more effective and responsive. This chapter examines the developments of agricultural extension services in Sri Lanka over the past two decades. The objectives of the course is: 1. To stimulate students interest and understanding about the concept and practice of extension and the need for extension in agricultural development 2. To discuss history of agricultural extension in the world and. This important book is the re-titled third edition of the extremely well received and widely used Agricultural Extension (van den Ban & Hawkins, , ). Building on the previous editions, Communication for Rural Innovation maintains and adapts the insights and conceptual models of value today, while reflecting many new ideas, angles and modes of thinking concerning how agricultural. Agricultural extension is an important tool for rural development, especially in less industrialized countries. This book presents basic principles which can be .
Introduction to Agricultural Economics provides students with a systematic, building block introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U.S. food and fiber industry today. Thorough coverage of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, the role of government, and international trade policies allows readers to gain an Format: On-line Supplement. PLANNING FARMER RESPONSIVE EXTENSION ROGRAMMES INTRODUCTION The Department is responsible for providing hi gh quality agricultural services to farmers in response to local needs. The type of service, and the way in which it is provided, is given in two ways:! extension events planned in advance which form the Annual Extension Plan;!File Size: KB. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mosher, Arthur Theodore, Introduction to agriculutural extension. New York: Agricultural Development Council, The Training and Visit (T&V) system of management was introduced in Kenya by the World Bank in as a pilot, which became effective in The two Bank Extension Projects that supported the T&V system sought to increase agricultural productivity and develop the institutions of the extension service. Whether the extension approach is effective or not became a subject for debate.5/5(1).