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Engagement with extension services by small-acreage sugarcane farmers in selected districts of Pakistan

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Khan, Faheem (main author), Wegener, Malcolm (author), Khan, Muhammad Zafarullah (author)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
2018
URL:
http://www.apen.org.au/rural-extension-and-innovation-systems-journal
Published:
Pakistan: Australasia-Pacific Extension Network (APEN)
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
development, extension, extension agents, extension information, extension methods, extension services, farmers, government services, information needs, knowledge, knowledge level, public information, small farms, awareness, Pakistan (Southern Asia), sugarcane
Notes:
Personal interviews with 336 small-acreage sugarcane growers indicated that less than half had any knowledge of the public extension services available. Growers who were aware of extension services and sought information from extension achieved substantially higher average yields than growers who did not. Authors recommended that the Pakistan government review current extension services and consider strengthening them.