AESA Working Paper 3 Capacity Development For Extension and Advisory Services in Bangladesh Md Sekender Ali July (2016)
This paper explores the current status of capacity development for Extension and Advisory Service (EAS) providers in Bangladesh. While the country has several agencies involved in capacity development, lack of systematic CNA exercises has constrained the effectiveness of capacity development initiatives. The paper argues for recognising the key capacities that already exist and identify those that need strengthening. It also calls for exploring new or additional capacities that are required to meet the sector and organisational goals so that EAS remain relevant to the rapidly evolving needs for support by its clients.
Manual on Good Practices in Extension Research and Evaluation
This document on Good Practices in Extension Research and Evaluation is developed as a hands on reference manual to help young researchers, research students, and field extension functionaries in choosing the right research methods for conducting quality research and evaluation in extension.
AESA Working Paper 2 on Extension Research in India: Current Status And Future Strategies, P Sethurman Sivakumar and Rasheed Sulaiman V- December 2015
“Extension research in India is currently not providing either fresh insights for extension policy or any guidance on the practice of extension. The review of articles published in two of the most important extension journals clearly revealed the current shortcomings in extension research. To improve the situation, alternative theories, models and methods are suggested in the research domains of adoption and impact studies, technology forecasting, attitude and belief measurement, perception and use of ICTs. The paper also suggests several measures to improve the methodological rigor in research, develop mastery over research and multivariate analyses, revamp curriculum to address emerging needs and energise professional societies to bring about professionalism in extension research and develop competent work force to deal with the new challenges facing extension in India”.
AESA Working Paper1 on Status of Extension and Advisory Services in Sri Lanka, W.A.D.P. Wanigasundera (2015)
The purpose of this paper is to provide information on the present status of pluralistic extension and advisory services (EAS) in Sri Lanka. The focus is primarily onhow the EAS implemented by the state and non-state agencies managed to face the challenges of changing national economy in the recent years. The EAS support for farmers in enhancing their income is also discussed. Based on both the primary and secondary information, the paper analyses the following.Issues related to investments and human resources are discussed here. Specific policy and organizational changes that can address some of these issues and guidelines that can transform and strengthen the EAS provision are also presented.