Agricultural extension, rural development and the food security challenge
William McLeod Rivera, M. Kalim Qamar, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Extension, Education, and Communication Service
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2003 - Business & Economics - 82 pages
This publication reviews key trends and policy developments aimed at reforming agricultural extension systems, in order to address issues of food security, poverty alleviation and rural sustainable development. It highlights the importance of the public sector in promoting rural development through extension and communication. A number of recommendations are made for developing countries, which seek to encourage institutional reforms and dialogue among diverse providers of extension services, all aimed at advancing livelihoods and income generation of poor rural people.
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