Face to Face
What Every Extension Advisor Should Know About Organic Farming
Over the last few years, Dr. K.M. Sreekumar has been trying to expose the myth and realities in organic farming. Dr. Rasheed Sulaiman V. recently interviewed Dr. K.M. Sreekumar to know his perspectives on this topic and to get his advice on what position extension workers should take while interacting with farmers on this issue.
Abhinav Farmers’ Club, India
"Abhinav Farmers, Club" has been promoting modern farming practices for more than a decade and is an exemplary model of what farmers could achieve by blending technical and institutional change.Mr Subhash Ranadive recently interviewed Shri Dnyaneshwar Bodke, the man behind this initiative to understand the evolution of this organisation and the reasons behind its success.
Extension and Agri-tourism in India
Shri. Pandurang Taware has received several national and international awards for his work on agri-tourism. Mr Gopal Naidu recently interviewed Shri. Taware to understand the potential of agri-tourism and some of the challenges it faces in India.
Enhancing the Contribution of Extension to Indian Agricultural Development
Dr V V Sadamate has served the Indian extension system in various capacities during his more than 3-decade stint with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Planning Commission. He reflects on the current status of extension in India in an interview to AESA.
Strengthening Frontline Extension in India
Dr A K Singh recently joined as Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). He reflects on the tasks & challenges ahead in an interview to AESA
Developing New Capacities for Agricultural Extension in Bangladesh
The extension professionals need more practical, need-based training to address the emerging challenges faced by farmers. Partnership and collaborations with extension professionals in South Asian countries can help in this endeavor.
Improving Agricultural Extension in Sri Lanka
Without a comprehensive policy, agricultural extension is unlikely to get the priority and attention it deserves. Formulation and implementation of an extension policy should be the first priority for improving extension delivery in Sri Lanka.
Agriculture Extension In Pakistan : Challenges and Ways Forward
Extension services in Punjab need new capacities to deal with the evolving challenges in agriculture. Sharing of agricultural knowledge and good practices in extension and advisory provision in the region can go a long way in strengthening these capacities and enhancing productivity and rural incomes.
Agricultural development in North West Bangladesh
Agricultural development in North West Bangladesh can be best addressed through promoting relevant technologies, better extension approaches and facilitating institutional change. Mamunur Rashid,Agriculture and Environment Coordinator, RDRS, Bangladesh