Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia

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

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  • Author : Suresh Chandra Babu
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 410 pages
  • ISBN : 0128187530
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Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia

Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 27 June 2019
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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

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  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 01 March 2019
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  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 21 February 2009
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  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 02 September 2020
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Agricultural transformation and development are critical to the livelihoods of more than a billion small-scale farmers and other rural people in developing countries. Extension and advisory services play an important role in such transformation and can assist farmers with advice and information, brokering and facilitating innovations and relationships, and dealing with risks and disasters. Agricultural Extension: Global Status and Performance in Selected Countries provides a global overview of agricultural extension and advisory services, assesses and compares extension systems at the

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  • Author : Asian Development Bank
  • Publisher : Asian Development Bank
  • Release : 01 August 2013
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  • Author : Trung Dang
  • Publisher : ANU Press
  • Release : 17 April 2018
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  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 15 March 2018
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By 2050, we will have ten billion mouths to feed in a world profoundly altered by environmental change. How will we meet this challenge? In How to Feed the World, a diverse group of experts from Purdue University break down this crucial question by tackling big issues one-by-one. Covering population, water, land, climate change, technology, food systems, trade, food waste and loss, health, social buy-in, communication, and equal access to food, the book reveals a complex web of challenges. Contributors unite

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The Quality of Life in Rural Asia presents three central objectives in the light of rural Asia's 30-year population increase. They are to review trends and patterns in the quality of life, identify and analyse options for private and public policies and programmes to improve the quality of life, and to assess future prospects for the quality of life in the light of major influences such as globalization, privatization, and technological change. Such influences have the potential to reshape fundamentally

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  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release : 11 June 2021
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