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Hybrid Communication Tools-2013

ICT based communication methods & tools, if used appropriately have tremendous potential in transferring knowledge on improved agricultural practices among farmers. The recent short course on hybrid communication tools organized by the Division of Extension Education, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India clearly highlighted their potential. Dr. Akila Natarajan, Associate Professor and Head, Veterinary University Training and Research Institute, (VUTRC), Karur of TANUVAS reflects on her participation in this short course.
The short course was aimed to provide hands‐on training on hybrid communication tools for improved technology transfer in agriculture sector. The course consisted of lectures, group discussions and practical sessions (Box 1). The trainees comprised of 15 participants representing Universities and Krishi Vigyan Kendras from 9 states. The course was organized as 26 sessions (comprising 15 theory and 11 practical sessions).