Agricultural Extension Worldwide
Issues, Practices and Emerging Priorities
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First published in 1987, Agricultural Extension Worldwide presents an international perspective on agricultural extension and highlights extension as an integral function of agricultural development. Agricultural extension is one of the largest nonformal problem-solving educational systems in the world. It is generally concerned with transferring knowledge and research to farmers but may include services to other target audiences such as farm families and rural youth, as well as serve for developing rural community resources. In sixteen chapters, various major systems of extension are discussed along with factors that make for their success or failure, including the linkages required and the policy and financial supports necessary to make them effective. This book is a must read for scholars and researchers of agricultural economics, agricultural policy and agriculture in general.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction I. Issues 1. The Private Sector: Its extension Systems and Public/Private Coordination William L. Rodgers 2. Administrative Decentralization of Agricultural and Rural Development Programs in Asia: A Comparative Analysis Dennis A. Rondinelli 3. The Policy Environment Necessary to Make Extension Effective G. Edward Schuh 4. An Overview of Agricultural Extension and Its Linkages with Agricultural Research: The World Bank Experience Donald C. Pickering 5. Successful Agricultural Extension: Its Dependence upon other Aspects of Agricultural Development: The Case of Public Sector Extension in North- east Africa Nigel Roberts 6. Making Extension Effective: The Role of Extension/Research Linkages J. Kenneth McDermott II. Practices 7. The Different Systems of Agricultural Extension Education with Special Attention to Asia and Africa George H. Axinn 8. The IARCs and their Impact on National Research and Extension Programs Robert E. Evenson 9. Training and Visit Extension: Back to Basics Daniel Benor 10. Making Extension Effective in Kenya: The District Focus for Rural Development Christopher A. Onyango 11. The Israeli Experience in Agricultural Extension and its Application to Developing Countries Abraham Blum III: Emerging Priorities 12. Designing Agricultural Extension for Women Farmers in Developing Countries Celia Jean Weidemann 13. Incentives for Effective Agricultural Extension at the Farmer /Agency Interface Jon R. Moris 14. India’s Agricultural Extension Development and the Move toward Top-level Management Training William M. Rivera 15. Agricultural Manpower Development in Africa Wajih D. Maalouf 16. Emerging Priorities for Developing Countries in Agricultural Extension Michael Baxter Epilogue Index
William M. Rivera and Susan G. Schram