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Experiences with agricultural extension and field research

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Lindt, John H., Jr. (main author)
Conference paper
Publication Date:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 95
Subject Term:
communication channels, extension programs, extension systems, India, training and visit system
INTERPAKS, In: Proceedings of the Agricultural Sector Symposia, January 7-11, 1980. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1980. p. 346-351., Discusses the purpose of agricultural extension and suggests that a frequent problem is vagueness of purpose and the failure to identify clear objectives. The primary objectives fo extension are to improve agricultural productivity and living standards of farmers by providing them with the increased knowledge and skills necessary to adopt and apply more efficient crop and animal production methods. Describes the application of the training and visit extension system in India and how new technology is transferred in two stages -- first to the village extension workers (VEW) by the subject-matter specialists (SMS) and then to the farmers via the VEW.