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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

Preparing and conducting the method demonstration

  • Gather all the necessary materials required (such as soil, seed, seedlings, potting bags, fertilizer, etc.) In convenient places
  • Decide on each step in the operation which must be shown
  • Instruct the demonstrators on the correct performance of each step in the operation
  • EIS,Extension methods
09
Jul

Guidelines for method demonstrations

Many of the points noted in the guidelines for result demonstrations apply equally well here and should be modified to suit local conditions. This applies particularly to advance planning and publicity for the demonstration.

Guidelines more specific to method demonstrations are as follows.
05
Jul

Advantages and Disadvantages of Method Demonstrations

 Advantages:

 

  • It is possible to instruct a reasonable number of people in basic skills of agriculture at one time
  • People attending can see, hear, discuss, and participate in the demonstration
05
Jul

Method demonstration (Group methods)

Method demonstrations, oldest form of teaching basically show farmers how to do something. In the method demonstration, the farmer is shown step by step how, for example, to plant seeds in line, to use a mechanical duster to control insects, or to prune grapes.

The agent will probably be dealing with farmers who have already accepted the particular practice being demonstrated, but who now

05
Jul

Result demonstrations - Don'ts

  • Plan the demonstration upon arrival
  • Select non-secure locations
  • Fail to help farmer understand ultimate goals of demonstration
  • EIS,Extension methods
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