Agricultural extension in transition worldwide Book

Agricultural extension in transition worldwide


  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2020-04-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9789251322949

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Agricultural extension in transition worldwide Book Description :

This publication contains twelve modules which cover a selection of major reform measures in agricultural extension being promulgated and implemented internationally, such as linking farmers to markets, making advisory services more demand-driven, promoting pluralistic advisory systems, and enhancing the role of advisory services within agricultural innovation systems. The reform issues consider the changing roles of the various public, private and non-governmental providers, and highlights the collaboration required to create synergies for more efficient and effective high quality services responding to the needs and demands of smallholder farmers. The modules draw on reform experiences worldwide and provide an introduction, definitions and a discussion for each specific reform measure, as well as case studies, tools, exercises and a reference list. The reform topics are envisaged for policy-makers, management and senior staff of institutions providing agricultural and rural advisory services. It can also be very useful for students studying agriculture, rural development, and extension in particular. This is a substantially updated version of the 2009 publication of the same title, but with only nine modules. These nine modules were restructured and up-dated, and three modules were added. The layout of the modules changed to allow a better overview for the reader.

Changing Contours of Asian Agriculture Book

Changing Contours of Asian Agriculture


  • Author : V. S. Vyas
  • Publisher : Academic Foundation
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 597
  • ISBN 10 : 8171887260

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Changing Contours of Asian Agriculture Book Description :

Commemorative volume published on the 75th birth anniversary of V.S. Vyas, economist from Rajasthan, India; most of the papers presented at a seminar held at Jaipur in February 2008.

National extension policy and state level implementation  The case of Cross River State  Nigeria Book

National extension policy and state level implementation The case of Cross River State Nigeria


  • Author : Ogunniyi, Adebayo
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2020-07-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :

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National extension policy and state level implementation The case of Cross River State Nigeria Book Description :

Agricultural extension plays a number of important roles in the growth and transformation of the agricultural sector, including improving agricultural productivity and food security and reducing hunger and malnutrition. Extension programs and interventions that will achieve significant impacts in terms of behavior and practice changes, as well as agricultural productivity increase, will succeed as a result of suitable policy formulation and an effective implementation process. Ultimately, agricultural extension reform requires policy vision and determination and a state-level strategy that can be implemented. This paper documents issues, challenges, constraints, and potential solutions and opportunities in implementing the national extension policy (NEP) at the state level in Nigeria, using Cross River State as a case study. We use both quantitative and qualitative methods, in the form of descriptive statistical analysis and an inclusive consultative process with a focus on the multistakeholder participatory model, respectively. The descriptive results show that, generally, there is low access to agricultural extension service across commodities and their respective values chains in Cross River State. We also document interesting insights from the multistakeholder consultative process. We find that collaboration and partnership between private and public extension service providers is key to developing a sustainable extension, advisory, and support service in Cross River State. We also found that coordination and standardization of the activities of the extension service providers is a way to avoid pollution of the agricultural innovation system in the state. Funding of extension services is another important factor affecting the effective implementation of the NEP. We therefore suggest that agricultural extension services can be funded through decentralization, involvement of farmers’ associations and nongovernmental organizations, contracting out of extension se

Developing Agricultural Extension Policy for Nigeria Book

Developing Agricultural Extension Policy for Nigeria


  • Author : Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria. Annual National Conference
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Agricultural extension work
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105133310024

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Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia Book

Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia


  • Author : Suresh Chandra Babu
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-27
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128187531

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Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia Book Description :

Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia: Status, Challenges, and Policy Options is based on agricultural extension reforms across five South Asian countries, reflecting past experiences, case studies and experiments. Beginning with an overview of historical trends and recent developments, the book then delves into country-wise reform trajectories and presents several cases testing the effectiveness of different types (public and private) and forms (nutrition extension, livestock extension) of extension systems. Further, the book provides a comprehensive overview of challenges and constraints faced in formulating and implementing reforms, tying the results into a concrete set of lessons and highlighting areas that require further research. In addition, the book discusses how a major aspect of agricultural development is the productivity increase from the knowledge base of farmers, and how translating research results into a knowledge base for farmers requires designing and implementing well-functioning extension programs. Presents the current challenges and solutions by region, and provides insights for application in global settings Provides key foundational information for the effective and efficient design of future intervention programs Includes workshops and presentations based on real-world research of specific aspects of extension systems and provision of advisory and consultation services to various governments

Global Report Book

Global Report


  • Author : International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology
  • Publisher : Iaastd
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 590
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105132260733

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Global Report Book Description :

"In addition to assessing existing conditions and knowledge, the IAASTD uses a simple set of model projections to look at the future, based on knowledge from past events and existing trends such as population growth, rural/urban food and poverty dynamics, loss of agricultural land, water availability, and climate change effects. This set of volumes comprises the findings of the IAASTD. It consists of a Global Report, a brief Synthesis Report, and 5 subglobal reports. Taken as a whole, the IAASTD reports are an indispensable reference for anyone working in the field of agriculture and rural development, whether at the level of basic research, policy, or practice."--BOOK JACKET.

Gender and Governance in Rural Services Book

Gender and Governance in Rural Services


  • Author : World Bank
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : UCBK:C102923357

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Gender and Governance in Rural Services Book Description :

It focuses India, Ethiopia, and Ghana, and focuses on two public services: agricultural extension, as an example of an agricultural service, and on drinking water, as an example of rural service that is not directly related to agriculture but is of high relevance for rural women.

Farm management extension services  a review of global experience Book

Farm management extension services a review of global experience


  • Author : Kahan, D.G.
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Agricultural extension work
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN 10 : 9251058946

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Farm management extension services a review of global experience Book Description :

This Occasional Paper presents the findings of a global review of farm management extension services. The specific intentions were to: (i) assess the current status of farm management training and extension programmes; (ii) identify constraints and issues; (iii) review the performance and impact; and (iv) propose recommendations for the improved provision of farm management extension advice.

The Impact of Agricultural Extension Book

The Impact of Agricultural Extension


  • Author : Lawrence J. Lau
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Agricultural extension work
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000062220516

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: India
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D03170774X

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Stepping stones to improve upon functioning of participatory agricultural extension programs Book

Stepping stones to improve upon functioning of participatory agricultural extension programs


  • Author : Prossy Isubikalu
  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007-05-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9789086866014

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Stepping stones to improve upon functioning of participatory agricultural extension programs Book Description :

The Farmer Field School (FFS) originated in the 1980s in the context of integrated pest management in Indonesian rice farming. With the hope that it is the remedy for agricultural extension system, FFS has been promoted as a tool for participatory learning and experimentation all over the world. This work results from a critical analysis of the introduction of the FFS concept into the agricultural innovation system in Uganda. Ideally, an FFS produces new technical knowledge in the context of application through the input of local human resources. The analysis, framed as a technography, shows that implementation and operation of an FFS is hugely complex. This detailed study of institutional factors, from the level of international donor organizations down to the level of local leadership and gender relations, and analysis of technical factors in different rural areas of Uganda makes clear that and FFS is more than a local tool for farmer participation in agricultural improvement. Implementation of a FFS requires adjustment of the agricultural innovation system at all levels and an integrated tackling of agricultural problems in order to meet its objectives. Isubikalu shows that it is imperative to 'demolish' existing organizational structures and create new ones, which align scientific with local structures to produce an appropriate people-centered system that is more responsive to agricultural and rural development. She provides stepping stones in redesigning FFS to fit the specific conditions in Uganda.

Agricultural Innovation Systems Book

Agricultural Innovation Systems


  • Author : The World Bank
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-02-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN 10 : 9780821389447

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Agricultural Innovation Systems Book Description :

Managing the ability of agriculture to meet rising global demand and to respond to the changes and opportunities will require good policy, sustained investments, and innovation - not business as usual. Investments in public Research and Development, extension, education, and their links with one another have elicited high returns and pro-poor growth, but these investments alone will not elicit innovation at the pace or on the scale required by the intensifying and proliferating challenges confronting agriculture. Experience indicates that aside from a strong capacity in Research and Development, the ability to innovate is often related to collective action, coordination, the exchange of knowledge among diverse actors, the incentives and resources available to form partnerships and develop businesses, and conditions that make it possible for farmers or entrepreneurs to use the innovations. While consensus is developing about what is meant by 'innovation' and 'innovation system', no detailed blueprint exists for making agricultural innovation happen at a given time, in a given place, for a given result. The AIS approach that looks at these multiple conditions and relationships that promote innovation in agriculture, has however moved from a concept to a sub-discipline with principles of analysis and action. AIS investments must be specific to the context, responding to the stage of development in a particular country and agricultural sector, especially the AIS. This sourcebook contributes to identifying, designing, and implementing the investments, approaches, and complementary interventions that appear most likely to strengthen AIS and to promote agricultural innovation and equitable growth. It emphasizes the lessons learned, benefits and impacts, implementation issues, and prospects for replicating or expanding successful practices. The information in this sourcebook derives from approaches that have been tested at different scales in different contexts. It reflects

Agricultural Extension  Rural Development and the Food Security Challenge Book

Agricultural Extension Rural Development and the Food Security Challenge


  • Author : William McLeod Rivera
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Agricultural extension work
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015058731541

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Agricultural Extension Rural Development and the Food Security Challenge Book Description :

This publication reviews key trends and policy developments aimed at reforming agricultural extension systems, in order to address issues of food security, poverty alleviation and rural sustainable development. It highlights the importance of the public sector in promoting rural development through extension and communication. A number of recommendations are made for developing countries, which seek to encourage institutional reforms and dialogue among diverse providers of extension services, all aimed at advancing livelihoods and income generation of poor rural people.