Agriculture Best Extension Practices

Course date: 27/01/2020 to 31/01/2020 Duration: 5 Days Course fee: USD 800, KES 65,000

INTRODUCTION

Application of scientific research and new knowledge to agricultural practices through farmer education is called extension. The field of 'extension' now encompasses a wide range of communication and learning activities organized for rural people by educators from different disciplines. Agricultural extension services provide critical knowledge in the form of techniques and skills to farmers, with the aim to improve the productivity and sustainability of their operations. Over the years, improvements in extension services have been noted. This have culminated into best extension practices. Such extension methods promote existing, location-specific knowledge and experience that farmers have. 

 

DURATION

5 Days

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the historical context and evolution of extension and advisory systems
  • Gain insights in extension approaches, models and methods, in order to apply in their own settings
  • Be able to organize demonstrations/ farmer field days.
  • Acquire tactics and be able to provide trainings.
  • Inspire farmers to contribute towards extension processes so that they too can have a say over the quality of service.
  • Get knowledge on the use of posters, radio and ICT for outreach.
  • Be able to encourage interaction and sharing information within groups / associations.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Concepts in agricultural extension
  • Historical context for the evolution of extension and advisory systems
  • Primary agricultural development goals
  • Primary objectives of agricultural extension and advisory services
  • Clientele to be served by a pluralistic agricultural extension and advisory system
  • Extension approaches, models and methods
  • Demand-driven or farmer-led extension
  • Market-driven Extension
  • Financial constraints limiting the effectiveness of public extension systems
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Group formation and management for participatory research and extension
  • Tools and approaches for participatory research and development
  • Progress and process monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment

 

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TRAINING CUSTOMIZATION

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location. For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 or +254 759 285 295. You can also email us on: training@fineresultsresearch.org

 

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.

 

TRAINING FEE

The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700/+254 759 285 295 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

 

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Limited bank before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.

 

 

 

Course Date: 27/01/2020 to 31/01/2020 Duration: 5 Days Course fee: USD 800 , KES 65,000
Call us on +254 732 776 700/ +254 759 285 295
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