Since the first edition of this handbook was published in 1981, much has changed in the sector of agricultural extension. Projects and programmes to support extension services have all but disappeared over the past decade. Classic textbooks on the subject tend to be out of stock or outdated. And while government extension services still exist in many countries, they are often seriously under-financed. The revised handbook seeks to provide an updated picture of the situation and offer help in improving the planning, implementation and evaluation of agricultural extension projects in developing countries.

A new second volume examines capacity-building and training, offering course models and modules. It also takes a look at some of the many extension programmes under way, analysing their strengths and weaknesses. Among the case studies presented here are farmer training centres in Kenya and Senegal, self-help farmer groups in Nigeria and the design of extension material for farmers with low literacy levels in Benin.

Rural extension: Volume 1: Basic issues and concepts;
Edited by A Christinck,
M Gerster-Bentaya,
V Hoffmann & M Lemma
CTA/GTZ/Margraf/Universität Hohenheim, 2009. 274 pp.
ISBN 978 3 8236 15712
CTA number 1552
20 credit points
Rural extension: Volume 2: Examples and background material
Edited by A Christinck,
V Hoffmann & M Lemma
CTA/GTZ/Margraf/Universität Hohenheim, 2009. 570 pp.
ISBN 978 3 8236 1572 9
CTA number 1553
20 credit points


 
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