Agricultural Extension

Agricultural Extension
  • Role of Extension in Improving Agriculture Productivity
  • Dimensions of Agricultural Extension
  • Extension Methodologies and Transfer of Agricultural Technology

Agricultural extension refers to educating the farmers on application of new knowledge and scientific research to agricultural practices, knowledge of agronomic techniques and skills to improve crop productivity, food security and livelihoods. It covers a wider range of learning activities organized for farmers by experts from various areas like agriculture, agricultural marketing, health, and business studies. It is sometimes referred to as agricultural advisory services.

The two key components of Agricultural extension are:

  • spreading of practical information on improved seeds, soil quality, tools, water management, crop protection, agricultural practices and livestock, and
  • Application of this knowledge on the farm field.

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