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Agricultural Extension System

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ISBN: 9789390709915
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The book presents latest innovations and reforms in agricultural extension as a system. It highlights trends of changes in extension work and evaluation of the profession. It serves as a useful handbook for the agricultural students, especially those interested in agricultural extension, academicians, scientists as well as functional field officers of the department of agriculture in various States.
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    Agricultural Extension System analyzes India’s major reform initiatives implemented to create a broad-based demand-driven, and holistic agricultural extension system. The book presents latest innovations and reforms in agricultural extension as well as transfer of technology to the rural people. It provides a conceptual clarity and highlights trends of changes in extension work and gradual evaluation of the profession. It contributes to the ongoing debates on technology-productivity-growth with equity, with a detailed analysis of the complexities of the Indian extension system placing the farmer at the centre of the study.

Additional Information
    Publisher CBS Publishers
    Binding Paperback
    Size 28X40/16
    Year 2021
    Edition 1/e
    Pages 160
    Author Sarthak Chowdhury | Debabrata Mondal
    Subject Agricultural
    About the Author

    Sarthak Chowdhury is an erudite personality in the academic world of social science and related discipline. He was Principal (Adhyaksha), Palli Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Agriculture), Visva-Bharati, and also Head, Department of Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Statistics, Visva-Bharati. He started his academic career as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Banaras Hindu University. He has more than three decades of teaching, research, extension and management experience. He has supervised the work of 10 PhD scholars of different disciplines of social sciences. He has to his credit 10 books including 3 edited volumes and over 150 research and other professional papers. He has organized a number of national conference and chaired several scientific sessions. His areas of specialization are development communication, project appraisal and farming situation-based extension.

    Debabrata Mondal is a young academician and researcher in the subject area of extension education and allied disciplines. He completed his PhD from the Visva-Bharati with excellent academic track record. He has published about 30 research papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals and also contributed 8 book chapters in edited volumes. He has to his credit 4 books; has participated in 6 national and international seminars/conferences; acted as editor of Journal of Nutrition (Canada), Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology; is editorial board member of Journal of Ecology & Natural Resources, Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development and International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Science; and is member of Indian Society of Extension Education, Disaster and Gender Network (UK), Global Research and Development Service, and Agricultural Economics Research Association (AERA). His areas of interest are disaster management, HRM in agriculture, panchayati raj institution, sustainable development, ICT in agricultural extension, and extension system in India.

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