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Extension Methods
  • Extension methods have been seen as viable factor of agricultural production in India and elsewhere. Whether a public or private sector extension system, it should work on viable extension strategies based on various parameters existing at grass root level.
  • The strategies will trickle down to what are known as extension methods /tools/ techniques which remain same for any kind of extension system.
  • Even though, there are efforts to document the extension methods and tools elsewhere, making these available through online or offline CD format has never been thought over. It is in this context, it is felt that a comprehensive database is created and made available in the most readable format.

09
Jul

Field days or Farmers’ day

 Field days or Farmers’ day is a method of motivating the clienteles of extension to adopt a new practice by showing what has actually been achieved by applying the practice under field conditions. Field days are best held on land belonging to local persons who have successfully adopted improved agricultural practices, or in a research farm or home.

09
Jul

Field Trips and Tours

  • A series of field demonstrations arranged in sequence can be regarded as field trips and tours.
  • They are considered as the extension activities which exploits the people's desire to travel and to see things in other areas.
  • As this involves lot of expenses, such extension activity can be undertaken occasionally and must, t
09
Jul

FLDs - Seeing is Believing

One of the major functions of Agricultural Scientists and Extension workers is disseminating useful and practical information obtained through research to farmers.

EIS,Extension methods

09
Jul

Front-Line Demonstration

  •  Front-Line Demonstration is the new concept of field demonstration evolved by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research with the inception of the Technology Mission on Oilseed Crops during mid-eighties. The field demonstrations conducted under the close supervision of scientists of the National Agriculture Research System is called front-line demonstrations because the
09
Jul

National demonstrations

  • National demonstrations are the "first-line demonstrations," conducted by researchers on the farmers' fields to show how production can be increased per unit of area & per unit of time.
  • EIS,Extension methods
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