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Changing Roles of Agricultural Extension in Asian Nations

A W Van Den Ban and R K Samanta

ISBN 10: 8176465739 / ISBN 13: 9788176465731
Published by B R Pub, New Delhi, 2006
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Contents Preface. 1. Introduction agriculture extension in Asian nations why it needs change/A.W. Van Den Ban and R.K. Samanta. I. Extension policies 2. Extension policy analysis in Asian nations/V. Rasheed Sulaiman and Andy J. Hall. 3. Changing roles of agricultural extension for socio economic development in the Republic of Korea/Cho Yeong Cheol and Yang Seung Choon. 4. Changing tasks of extension education in Indian agriculture/R.Dwarakinath. 5. Changes made and needed in the agricultural extension service in Israel from co financing and commercialization to privatization/Abraham Blum. 6. The rise and fall of training and visit (T & V) extension and Asian mini drama with an African epilogue/Jock R. Anderson Gershon Feder and Sushma Ganguly. II. Commercialization of farming and privatization of extension 7. Commercialization of agriculture and the role of agricultural extension services in Asian nations/Mohammed Hassanullah. 8. Developing a decentralized market driven extension system in India the ATMA model/J.P. Singh Burton E. Swanson and K.M. Singh. 9. Meeting farmers information needs in Vietnam/Nguyen Van Linh. 10. Privatization of government agricultural extension agencies/M. Kalim Qamar. III. Supporting poor farm families 11. Agricultural extension and the underprivileged farmers a case for change in extension Paradigm/D.V. Rangnekar. 12. Thailand research fund a research funding agency and its influence on agricultural extension projects/Avorn Opatpatanakit. 13. Partnership between research institute and NGO to alleviate poverty/Nagaratna Biradar K. Sridhar and Arun Balamatti. IV. Increasing managerial abilities of farmers and the use of ICT 14. The role of the farmer field school in the transition to sustainable agriculture/Elske Van De Fliert. 15. A framework for a pluralistic extension agenda under a one system one programme approach/Samuel T. Mancebo. 16. Agricultural information infrastructure development and information services in China/Qijie Gao and Xiaoyun Li. 17. ICT and agricultural diversity/Sangamitra Ramachander and Ashok Jhunjhunwalla. 18. Conclusion changes needed in extension programmes and extension research needed to support these changes/A.W. Van den Ban and R.K. Samanta. Contributors. In the recent past it has been observed that in many Asian Nations there is now a more rapid growth in economic prosperity than there has ever been in the so called developed nations. This results in major changes in agriculture and therefore agricultural extension also has to change. The present book Changing Role of Agricultural Extension in Asian Nations tries to help managers of agricultural extension organizations and extension scientists in Asian countries to decide which changes in the roles of agricultural extension organizations in their country are desirable and how these changes can be implemented. This implies learning from experience and that is the reason why various experts on the field have bedn invited from various Universities Research Institutes NGOs and other extension and donor organizations all over the world to contribute chapters for this book about the changes in the roles of agricultural extension in which they have been involved and are experienced. The editors and the contributors sincerely hope that this book will help the readers to adjust their agricultural extension system and approach to the changing situation in which they work by learning from experience in different Asian countries. Further it is also expected that the sharing experiences between nations may help to improve agricultural extension and in the process to decrease poverty among farm families because it helps them to realize the opportunities the change in their society offers them. 435 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 60307

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Publisher: B R Pub, New Delhi

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