ERIC Number: ED241776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Agricultural Extension. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Manual M-18.
Gibbons, Michael J.; Schroeder, Richard
This manual, developed for training Peace Corps volunteers for service in developing countries, explains the process of agricultural extension and provides practical guidance on carrying out an agricultural extension program. The manual is organized into six chapters. The first chapter explains what agricultural extension is and how it is used in the Peace Corps. The second and third chapters concentrate on background information for beginning and carrying out an agricultural extension program. Information is given on resources, planning, record keeping and providing direct and indirect services to farmers. In the fourth chapter, suggestions for conducting farmer training are given, with emphasis on teaching methods and materials. The fifth chapter explains how to organize a farm cooperative, including group dynamics, training leaders, and defining issues and tasks. In the final chapter, management and evaluation of an agricultural extension program are discussed. Appendixes to the manual present comparative case studies, information on technical manuals and extension training, and a bibliography and resource list. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Skills, Case Studies, Cooperatives, Developing Nations, Educational Resources, Extension Education, Farm Management, Participative Decision Making, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Recordkeeping, Rural Extension, Vocational Education, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.