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Changing Extension Paradigms within a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

posted May 25, 2011, 12:06 PM by Andrea Bohn   [ updated Aug 26, 2011, 12:17 PM by Andrea Bohn ]
    by Burton E. Swanson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
With strong economic growth in many developing countries and increasing per capita incomes especially in urban areas, there will be new market opportunities that even small scale farmers can benefit from.

What role can and should rural extension and agricultural advisory services play in assisting men and women farmers and landless people in tapping into these opportunities?

Learn about the pluralistic landscape of extension service providers and the key functions that they fulfill. Learn how more innovative extension systems can be set up to meet the challenges and opportunities for agricultural producers and processors.

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