Policy Issues in Extension
Beyond technology dissemination: Why extension should also focus on policy change?
Diagnosing the institutional and policy challenges that constrain adoption of new knowledge and technology should be the priority of extension, argue Dr S V N Rao, Dr K Natchimuthu and Dr S Ramkumar.
It is time to influence the 13th Plan
Policy discourses conducted without taking note of the Plan document often fails to yield results, argues Shri Suresh Kumar.
Extensionpedia: A mechanism for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of National Extension Discourse
We need an “Extensionpedia” to guide the extension discourse in more useful and policy relevant ways, argues Suresh Kumar
Reforming Governance to improve extension service delivery
Administrative, structural and legal reforms in extension governance are long overdue argues Dr R M Prasad.
Actors, Programmes and Policies: SRI in Tripura
Harnessing the potential of other actors, programme and policies should be an important strategy for extension and advisory services, argues, Ms. Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee and Dr. R. Saravanan
The Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in India: The full potential yet to be unleashed!
A lot more needs to be done to improve the performance including the public perception on the role and contribution of KVKs, argues Dr Mahesh Chander.
Governance: The Missing Piece in KVK Reforms
Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) do face a number of governance challenges. Addressing these issues is important to enhance the contribution and impact of KVKs argues Dr P N Ananth.
Farmers’ Fairs: Can We Make Them Impactful?
The Kisan Melas or Farmers Fairs are considered as important mechanism to popularize agricultural technologies among farmers. But in recent times, the organizers of such agro fairs are finding it difficult to attract the farming communities. In this blog, Dr Tanusha and Dr Mahesh Chander suggest ways to make these fairs more effective and meaningful to farmers.