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The Resource The history of agricultural extension in Malawi, Jochen Knorr, Maria Gerster-Bentaya, Volker Hoffmann

The history of agricultural extension in Malawi, Jochen Knorr, Maria Gerster-Bentaya, Volker Hoffmann

Label
The history of agricultural extension in Malawi
Title
The history of agricultural extension in Malawi
Statement of responsibility
Jochen Knorr, Maria Gerster-Bentaya, Volker Hoffmann
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"After some highlights about the emergence of Agricultural Extension in industrialised countries, a detailed outline of its history in Malawi is given. Besides publications the source of assessment of the Malawi extension system are interviews with farmers as well with actual and with retired extension staff from 2001. Recent developments since 2001 are again followed by literature review. As a result there is a clear picture, that despite regular reforms and changes in the extension approach, most of it did not really reach the ground, did not much affect, what happened at field level. The problems could never be solved in a satisfactory way, and as a consequence extension failed to fulfil its role for rural and small farmer development. The most crucial deficit seems to be, that at no times there was enough appropriate extension content, to justify all the efforts and costs of transfer. The recommended technologies were either too risky, or dependent on non-available inputs, too general and not adapted to local conditions. The recent reform, explained in detail in this book, seems appropriate, but also highly ambitious, certainly needing longer periods for full implementation. Looking to the past, one would be rather pessimistic about its chances for success. But seeing new market opportunities emerging and clear indicators for economic growth in Africa and even in Malawi, there is some good reason for hope. The book is a key to better understanding of the past and present problems of agricultural extension systems in Africa."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
INU
Dewey number
630.715
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, with summary in English and German
LC call number
S544.5.M3
LC item number
K66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Kommunikation und Beratung,
Series volume
50
Label
The history of agricultural extension in Malawi, Jochen Knorr, Maria Gerster-Bentaya, Volker Hoffmann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Largely based on 2001 thesis by Jochen Knorr
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-113)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Overall methodology and the field study in Malawi -- Agricultural extension -- Malawi -- Historical developments -- Malawi's past extension approaches -- The block extension system (BES) -- Experiences with extension, assessed in 2001 -- New developments in agricultural extension -- Outlook -- Summaries
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 119 p.
Isbn
9783823615132
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9783823615132
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn495584147
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn608020600
Label
The history of agricultural extension in Malawi, Jochen Knorr, Maria Gerster-Bentaya, Volker Hoffmann
Publication
Note
Largely based on 2001 thesis by Jochen Knorr
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-113)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Overall methodology and the field study in Malawi -- Agricultural extension -- Malawi -- Historical developments -- Malawi's past extension approaches -- The block extension system (BES) -- Experiences with extension, assessed in 2001 -- New developments in agricultural extension -- Outlook -- Summaries
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 119 p.
Isbn
9783823615132
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9783823615132
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn495584147
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn608020600

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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