• Farmers need personalized advice on quality production and product standards

  • Digital cameras are widely used by extension professionals to capture and screen images and videos on good farming practices

  • RAS should integrate indigenous knowledge from family farms while promoting new knowledge.

  • Extension services should enhance capacities of women engaged as unskilled labour in agriculture

  • In India, Extension officers train farmer groups during critical stages of crop growth through farm schools

  • An enabling policy environment is critical for the development, sustainability, and effectiveness of EAS

  • Extension research should provide new insights for improving extension policy and practice, in addition to developing new theories and models

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National Workshop on Capacity Needs Assessment of Extension and Advisory Services Providers in Nepal , 31 May-01 June, 2016, Kathmandu

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Assessing Capacity Needs of Extension and Advisory Services: A Guide for Facilitators

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He is currently working at General Directorate of Extension and Agriculture Development (GDEAD) within Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Kabul, Afghanistan, as a Technical Adviser.

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He is the Secretary General, Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Network (BAEN) and Professor and Director (Students Affairs) at the Department of Agricultural Extension & Information System, Sher-e Bangla Agricultural University.

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He is the Assistant Director- Training, Extension & Adaptive Research Section at the Agriculture and Forestry Services Division, Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture

Mohamed Rihvaan

Maldives

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She is the Program Director at the Directorate of Agricultural Extension

iamge

He is Principal Scientist (Agricultural Extension) currently holding the position of Head, Division of Extension Education at ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar. His fields of Specialization are Livestock Extension Services and Organic Farming.

iamge

He is Director (Agricultural Extension) at National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, India. He has an experience of 25 years in Agricultural Extension Management, Agri-Entrepreneurship Development and Public-Private-Partnership.

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He is the country representative of Pakistan Extension Network (PEN) and member of Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS). He is attached with Department of Agriculture Extension, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Muhammad Ali

Pakistan

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He is the Director, Extension & Training at the Department of Agriculture, Peradeniya

R S Wijesekara

Sri Lanka

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He is currently Professor in Agricultural Extension, Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Peradeniya

WADP Wanigasundera

Sri Lanka

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He is the Director at the SAARC Agricultural Centre. SAARC Agriculture Centre (renamed in April 2007 from SAARC Agricultural Information Centre, SAIC) is the first regional Centre established by the SAARC. The Centre started functioning in 1988 with a mandate for information management, primarily in the field of agriculture and allied discipline.

S M Bokhtiar

SAARC Agricultural Centre

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He is the Director of the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP), Hyderabad, India. He has more than 20 years research experience in the area of Agricultural Extension and application of Innovation Systems Framework in Agriculture. He is currently the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS).

Rasheed Sulaiman V

India, AESA Focal Point

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He is currently working as Director (Agricultural Extension) at the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE). Previously he served as Associate Professor (Extension Education and Rural Sociology/ Communication) at the Central Agricultural University (CAU), College of Horticulture & Forestry, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh.

Saravanan Raj

India, AESA Focal Point

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