The PAES would also involve stakeholders from state universities and colleges, as well as civil society organizations to strengthen agricultural extension
in the provinces.
Gone are the days, when we used to have agricultural extension
services, where agricultural experts would visit farmers and advise them on mundane things like soil fertility, appropriate seedlings and crop diseases.These extension services would add value to the yields produced per hectare.
'The enactment of an agricultural extension
policy to guide and regulate the practice of agricultural extension
and advisory services in Nigeria, for assured and sustainable funding mechanism and quality control', the report stated.
In the agricultural sector; the urgent need for a highly effective agricultural extension
system has attracted the attention of policy makers to make administrative adjustments in organizational structure, human resource management, and functioning of the technology transfer mechanisms(APO, 2003).The success of the agricultural plans in the different countries in terms of agricultural production and raising the living standards of the rural poor depend on strong linkages among the three main pillars of agricultural innovation system: research, extension, and farmers (Ashraf et al., 2007).
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for capacity development of Agricultural Extension
Services in Balochistan Province.
'We expect the agricultural extension
agents (PPLs) and the farmers will truly utilize the smart houses so that they have more ability and skills in developing the agricultural businesses,' she added.
The officials pointed out that the schools have proved highly efficient on the ground, as they help to rehabilitate agricultural extension
and enhance the role of the agricultural sector in providing food security.
It is now conducting training for 40 agricultural extension
workers and project implementers on hybrid seed production focusing on field and crop establishment and seed technology.
We are persuaded that agriculture modernization will not go far without a strong, well-funded agricultural extension
services--defined here as services through which the adoption and application of new knowledge, technologies, and practices are promoted--deliver positive returns on investment (Araji, Sim, & Gardner, 1978; Benina et al., 2011; Huffman & Evenson, 2006).
This research applies the same model in the study of mobile based agricultural extension
services and tests its validity.