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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.

03
Jul

Telephone calls - Purpose

Telephone calls is the call made between a farmer or homemaker or any clientele and the extension agents through telephone for obtaining information or required assistance. In this era of mobile phones, telephone calls are becoming increasingly popular and if used properly they can be very valuable in explaining a situation and obtaining advice
03
Jul

Principles to be followed in personal letters:

  • Promptness: A letter asking for information should be answered promptly and remember that the information delayed is information denied.
  • The letter should be complete, concise, clear, correct, courteous, neat and readable
  • When writing a letter always put yourself in other fellow’s shoes and have a genuine concern for
03
Jul

Features of letters

Letters are:
  • Useful in answering requests for information where a personal call on the enquirer is not considered necessary in the circumstances, or cannot be made promptly
  • Useful for following-up visits or office calls and confirming or reinforcing any advice given or
03
Jul

Personal letters: Points to be considered:

Some people may have to write for information because it is not possible for them to make a personal call. Hence these letters written by various stakeholders are important and some poits to be considered are, 

  • All such letters should be answered promptly and courteously
  • A well constructed reply can create a favourable impression and help build up public confidence in an extension organization
  • A poorly written, or very formal reply, can discourage a person from
03
Jul

Personal letters

Personal letters are personal and individual letter written by the extension professional to a farmer in connection with the extension activities. With the increasing literacy rate among the rural population, the personal letters may find importance in extension acti
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