21 Days National Refresher Course (NRC 2021) On Reorienting Extension Education and Advisory Services for Sustainable Development of Farming Community
Extension and advisory services are often multi-disciplinary in nature and can grow stronger through a sustained supply of vital elements (like changing concepts, approaches, tools and techniques). Further, the information generated through extension research can be an important input for planning, implementing extension interventions and policies in addition to its contribution to disciplines of science. There is a widespread concern that extension and advisory services should be “applied” in nature and hence, all theories and models should prove to be applicable, with implications on the sector(s) for which it was developed. Further, communication of research findings through quality publications, extension and advisory services is very essential to ensure identification of relevant problems that match with the context and contributes to the uptake of information generated ultimately benefitting the farming community.
In this context, this course is aimed to sensitize the faculty, scientists, field professionals and students involved in Extension education and Advisory services to revisit the strategies and concepts so as to bring about a paradigm shift in the extension delivery
mechanisms for the farming community.
Objectives of the Course:
• Sensitize and update the faculty, field professionals, scientists, extension specialists, students and entrepreneurs about recent advances in extension education and advisory services for effective dissemination of the information/ technology .
• Identify and share the best practices in extension education and advisory services .
• Focus on identification of the constraints and challenges in extension education and advisory services and find suitable solutions and strategies for sustainable development of the farming community.
• Create a quality discussion forum of the professionals through interaction and dialogue between experts and participants based on diverse research and extension activities.
The experts from ICAR institutes, CG institutes, State Agriculture and Veterinary Universities and Senior Officers from the line Departments will cover various topics through lectures, audio – video presentations, and group discussions. The details of the lectures and their schedule will be given separately.
Participants & Eligibility:
This training is open for the scientists, teachers, research scholars, KVK faculty, field professionals, NGO staff, PG/ Ph.D students and marketing personnel.
Last date for receipt of application form: 01-07-2021
Intimation of selection: 03-07-2021
Confirmation about participation: 05-07-2021
Commencement of training: 08-07-2021