by Murari Suvedi and Michael Kaplowitz,(February 2016)
Michigan State University
USAID, MSU and MEAS
Although, agriculture world over is experiencing sea changes, most of the stakeholders including policy makers and extension professionals consider “Transfer of Technology (TOT)” as the only role of extension. In the past, the activities of extension professionals revolved around researchers and farmers. The present day extension professionals need to deal with several stakeholders including policy makers which, obviously necessitates them to play multiple roles. This core competency handbook is timely in the current context as it could elucidate multiple roles of extension in agriculture and rural development. Demands of several stakeholders on extension are increasing and so is the demand for enhanced capacities of extension professionals.