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Agricultural and Rural Extension Worldwide

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    Food, agriculture and rural development
    Current and Emerging Issues for Economic Analysis and Policy Research
    2001
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    This publication contains four in-depth reviews on current and emerging issues in the economic analysis of food, agriculture and rural development, written by well-known scholars in the field. The selection of the issues for in-depth review was the result of a survey conducted among FAO staff involved in policy assistance activities in the main developing regions. Thus, the choice reflects their and, by extension, the policy-makers' perception as to the main research priorities in the economic a nalysis of agriculture, rural development, poverty and food security. A synthesis of the survey results is included as a chapter. The four in-depth reviews concern: (i) new trends in development thinking and implications for agriculture and rural development (by Simon Maxwell and Robin Heber Percy); (ii) causes, characteristics and alleviation strategies for rural poverty, with particular emphasis on Latin America (by Alberto Valdés and Johan A. Mistiaen); (iii) institutions, reform and agricult ural performance (by Pranab Bardhan); and (iv) migration and poverty issues (by J. Edward Taylor).
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    AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGE 2003
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    The challenge of food security demands involvement of many sectors, including agricultural extension. This, however, will require re-conceptualization and re-prioritization of extension services, to enable them to address properly the issues of poverty alleviation and rural development, which provide the context for ensuring food security. This publication reviews the current, major trends to reform agricultural extension systems, discusses rural development, examining pathways out of poverty, and advocates a broader role for extension. The continuing and unique role to be played by the public sector in promoting rural development through extension and communication is highlighted. Important conclusions, drawn from the analysis of relevant issues, as well as action-oriented recommendations, are presented to the policymakers of developing countries for encouraging institutional reforms and dialogue among diverse providers of extension services, all aimed at advancing livelihoods, i. e. food security and income generation of poor rural people.
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    Modernizing national agricultural extension systems: A practical guide for policy-makers of developing countries 2005
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    For those policy-makers who would like to refresh their knowledge of the concept of extension, this is a function of providing need- and demand-based knowledge and skills to rural men, women and youth in a non-formal, participatory manner, with the objective of improving their quality of life. The function of extension may be applied to several subjects, both agricultural and non-agricultural, such as health; when it is applied to agriculture, it is called agricultural extension.

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