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BLOG-9: Institutional Shift: From Extension to Entrepreneurship

Unless the entrepreneurship competencies are added to the extension capabilities, the application of extension may not bear expected results, argues Dr S. Ramkumar
Agriculture is increasingly changing to Agri -“business” in rural India. Though youth are generally apathetic to get themselves involved in agriculture, many are keen to pursue agribusiness as an enterprise. They consider agribusiness as a profession which bestows reputation in the society (amidst the competing IT and related sectors). It also offers better income.

Dr S Ramkumar is Director of Entrepreneurship at the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) at Pookode, Wayanad District, Kerala, India (Email:suku.ramkumar@gmail.com)

 

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