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49 - AFLC - Agriculture, Fishery and Livestock

AFLC 104 - Agricultural Extension (10 Days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
AFLC 104 17 June 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 104 15 July 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 104 19 August 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 104 23 September 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 104 28 October 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 104 02 December 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Agricultural Extension is important for facilitating agricultural and rural development with the promotion of technological change in culture.  By the end of this course, students will have a good understanding on the principles of communication, extension.  Planning, management and skills needed in the agribusiness or other rural development environments will also be taught.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the principles of interpersonal communication learning
  • Appreciating the specific role of extension in the "knowledge system" of generating
  • Disseminating and apply technological and socio-economic change information/concepts
  • Understanding the function of extension in the agricultural development process
  • Applying new experiences in methodology, organization and management of extension work
  • Participating in the planning, implementation and evaluation of extension programmes

Who Should Attend?

  • Agricultural engineers
  • Environmental engineers
  • Agricultural practitioners
  • Rural Development practitioners
  • Researchers
  • Interventionists
  • Facilitators

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Concepts
  • Formal and non-formal education in agriculture
  • Agricultural knowledge systems
  • Management of information systems
  • Research-extension- farmer linkages    

Day 2

  • The technical change approach 
  • The commodity approach
  • The target group approach
  • The institutional building approach
  • The training and visit system

Day 3

  • Topologies of teaching/learning methods
  • Objectives - content - methods linkages
  • Individual, group, mass media, combination
  • Expository, discovery, participatory and evaluate methods

Day 4

  • Planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling 
  • Concepts and practices of management
  • Decision-making and problem solving skills in management of extension
  • Issues in the management of agricultural education and extension

Day 5

  • Objectives of monitoring and evaluation
  • Formative and summative evaluation
  • Application for formal and non-formal education programmes

Day 6

  • Communication skills
  • Education technology
  • Teaching aids: use and abuse of boards, charts and overheads
  • Projection, computer
  • Micro teaching

Day 7

  • Policy considerations 
  • Sociological, psychological and philosophical basis of programme development.
  • Goals and strategies
  • Issues in programme planning within the agricultural sector

Day 8

  • Socio-psychological aspects of group work
  • Characteristics of groups
  • Facilitating group processes
  • Roles of group members
  • Leadership in groups

Day 9

  • Concepts of innovation and how to diffuse it
  • Appropriating extension and communication techniques 
  • Various extension and communication tools in influencing target groups and individuals to adopt a certain innovation

Day 10

  • Describing the concept and process of community organization
  • Appreciate the contribution of CO as a tool in Agricultural Extension and Development