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Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia

Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia
  • Author : Suresh Chandra Babu
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 27 June 2019
  • ISBN : 0128187530
  • Pages : 410 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia: Status, Challenges, and Policy Options is based on agricultural extension reforms across five South Asian countries, reflecting past experiences, case studies and experiments. Beginning with an overview of historical trends and recent developments, the book then delves into country-wise reform trajectories and presents several cases testing the effectiveness of different types (public and private) and forms (nutrition extension, livestock extension) of extension systems. Further, the book provides a comprehensive overview of challenges and constraints faced in formulating and implementing reforms, tying the results into a concrete set of lessons and highlighting areas that require further research. In addition, the book discusses how a major aspect of agricultural development is the productivity increase from the knowledge base of farmers, and how translating research results into a knowledge base for farmers requires designing and implementing well-functioning extension programs. Presents the current challenges and solutions by region, and provides insights for application in global settings Provides key foundational information for the effective and efficient design of future intervention programs Includes workshops and presentations based on real-world research of specific aspects of extension systems and provision of advisory and consultation services to various governments


Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia

Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia
  • Author : Suresh Chandra Babu,P.K. Joshi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 27 June 2019
GET THIS BOOKAgricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia

Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia: Status, Challenges, and Policy Options is based on agricultural extension reforms across five South Asian countries, reflecting past experiences, case studies and experiments. Beginning with an overview of historical trends and recent developments, the book then delves into country-wise reform trajectories and presents several cases testing the effectiveness of different types (public and private) and forms (nutrition extension, livestock extension) of extension systems. Further, the book provides a comprehensive overview of challenges and constraints

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Getting Ready for the Twenty-first Century

Getting Ready for the Twenty-first Century
  • Author : Charles H. Antholt
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 26 June 1994
GET THIS BOOKGetting Ready for the Twenty-first Century

The productivity growth of farming in Asian countries over the past few decades highlights the high returns on investments in agricultural research and extension made in the region. This publication examines the performance of agricultural research and extension programmes in Asia, including the World Bank's training and visit (TandV) system, the challenges they face, and ways of improving their relevance, responsiveness, and cost- effectiveness. Conclusions reached include the importance of raising agricultural productivity through new technology in order to promote

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The Growth and Sustainability of Agriculture in Asia

The Growth and Sustainability of Agriculture in Asia
  • Author : Mingsan Khāosa‘āt,Mingsan Khāosaʻāt,Mingsarn Santikarn Kaosa-ard,Benjavan Rerkasem
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 26 June 2022
GET THIS BOOKThe Growth and Sustainability of Agriculture in Asia

This book presents an extensive account of the green revolution's effect on the performance of Asian agriculture over the past two decades, as well as the second-generation problems that the green revolution is now experiencing.

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Trusting Trade and the Private Sector for Food Security in Southeast Asia

Trusting Trade and the Private Sector for Food Security in Southeast Asia
  • Author : Hamid R. Alavi
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 09 December 2011
GET THIS BOOKTrusting Trade and the Private Sector for Food Security in Southeast Asia

The study examines private sector participation in rice and (yellow) maize markets in five (5) ASEAN countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, with the objective of identifying the potential role that it could play to provide greater regional food security.

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The Great Ascent

The Great Ascent
  • Author : Inderjit Singh,Banco Mundial
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release : 26 June 1990
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Poverty is the grim reality for some 400 million people - mostly small farmers and agricultural laborers - in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. To remedy the problem, South Asian governments and international agencies have focused on raising the productivity of small farms and increasing opportunities for rural employment. This strategy, however, has long been criticized for doing the poor more harm than good. The author challenges that pessimistic view by critically reviewing a wealth of evidence from recent academic literature and

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Agricultural extension: Global status and performance in selected countries

Agricultural extension: Global status and performance in selected countries
  • Author : Davis, Kristin E., ed.,Babu, Suresh Chandra, ed.,Ragasa, Catherine, ed.
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 02 September 2020
GET THIS BOOKAgricultural extension: Global status and performance in selected countries

Agricultural transformation and development are critical to the livelihoods of more than a billion small-scale farmers and other rural people in developing countries. Extension and advisory services play an important role in such transformation and can assist farmers with advice and information, brokering and facilitating innovations and relationships, and dealing with risks and disasters. Agricultural Extension: Global Status and Performance in Selected Countries provides a global overview of agricultural extension and advisory services, assesses and compares extension systems at the

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The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Reform in India

The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Reform in India
  • Author : Regina Birner,Surupa Gupta,Neeru Sharma
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 26 June 2022
GET THIS BOOKThe Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Reform in India

Agricultural policy reform is one of the major challenges facing India today. Such reform is required to reduce poverty through faster agricultural growth and to promote more sustainable use of natural resources while ensuring food security. Subsidy policies that promote the use of fertilizer and of electricity for groundwater irrigation are in particular need of reform. While subsidies for these two inputs played a crucial role in achieving India's Green Revolution, they have been criticized during the past decade for

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Agricultural Policy Analysis

Agricultural Policy Analysis
  • Author : Jeevika Weerahewa,Andrew Jacque
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 09 April 2022
GET THIS BOOKAgricultural Policy Analysis

This book is centred around various interwoven topics which are fundamental to policy analysis in agriculture. Key concepts and tools that are fundamental for the analysis of agricultural policies and programmes are presented. Key concepts introduced include, the role of the state in a market economy with examples from the Sri Lankan and other developing economies, the international trade environment, and conceptual frameworks for analysing important domestic and international trade policies. It also highlights interconnections among agriculture, development, policy and

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Agricultural transformation in Asia

Agricultural transformation in Asia
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release : 11 June 2021
GET THIS BOOKAgricultural transformation in Asia

Over the past few decades, some countries in Asia have been more successful than others in addressing poverty and malnutrition. The key question is what policies, strategies, legislation and institutional arrangements have led to a transformed agricultural sector, effectively contributing to poverty alleviation and addressing malnutrition. The great majority of national policymakers within and outside the Asia-Pacific region are keen to understand the causes of agricultural development and transformation in successful countries in Asia. A large number of studies have

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Innovations in Dryland Agriculture

Innovations in Dryland Agriculture
  • Author : Muhammad Farooq,Kadambot H.M. Siddique
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 05 January 2017
GET THIS BOOKInnovations in Dryland Agriculture

This book is a ready reference on recent innovations in dryland agriculture and reinforces the understanding for its utilization to develop environmentally sustainable and profitable food production systems. It covers the basic concepts and history, components and elements, breeding and modelling efforts, and potential benefits, experiences, challenges and innovations relevant to agriculture in dryland areas around world.

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Agricultural extension in transition worldwide

Agricultural extension in transition worldwide
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release : 01 April 2020
GET THIS BOOKAgricultural extension in transition worldwide

This publication contains twelve modules which cover a selection of major reform measures in agricultural extension being promulgated and implemented internationally, such as linking farmers to markets, making advisory services more demand-driven, promoting pluralistic advisory systems, and enhancing the role of advisory services within agricultural innovation systems. The reform issues consider the changing roles of the various public, private and non-governmental providers, and highlights the collaboration required to create synergies for more efficient and effective high quality services responding to

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Agriculture Investment Sourcebook

Agriculture Investment Sourcebook
  • Author : World Bank
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 08 April 2005
GET THIS BOOKAgriculture Investment Sourcebook

Investing to promote agricultural growth and poverty reduction is a central pillar of the World Bank's current rural strategy, 'Reaching the Rural Poor' (2003). This 'Sourcebook' addresses how to implement the rural strategy, by sharing information on investment options and identifying innovative approaches that will aid the design of future lending programs for agriculture. It provides generic good practices and many examples that demonstrate investment in agriculture can provide rewarding and sustainable returns to development efforts. It is divided into eleven

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A bottom-up approach for a private fisheries extension system: A framework and action plan for an aqua-chamber of commerce in India

A bottom-up approach for a private fisheries extension system: A framework and action plan for an aqua-chamber of commerce in India
  • Author : Ojha, Shekhar Nath,Dey, Suman,Babu, Suresh Chandra
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 26 June 2022
GET THIS BOOKA bottom-up approach for a private fisheries extension system: A framework and action plan for an aqua-chamber of commerce in India

Aquaculture and fisheries continues to be a sector that has not received adequate attention for its contribution to food security goals across the globe. This sector is predicted to grow at a fast rate in the next 40 years. In the Indian context, the government has prioritized the aquaculture and fisheries sector by establishing an independent federal ministry. However, the public extension system in India still lacks resources and strategies to address the needs of fish farmers and fishers. This has

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