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Extension and rural development : converging views on institutional approaches (English)

Against a backdrop of changing public policies and other pressures forcing fundamental change in public extension services, the World Bank, USAID, and the Neuchatel Group convened a workshop of about 70 extension experts to review recent approaches to revitalizing extension services.1 The objective of the workshop was to provide donors, practitioners, and policymakers an opportunity to discuss and identify commonalities in their approaches to agricultural extension.

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  • Author

    Alex,Gary E., Byerlee,Derek R., Helene-Collion, Marie, Rivera,William M.

  • Document Date

    2004/04/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper (Numbered Series)

  • Report Number

    31912

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2005/07/06

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Extension and rural development : converging views on institutional approaches?

  • Keywords

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Citation

Alex,Gary E. Byerlee,Derek R. Helene-Collion, Marie Rivera,William M.

Extension and rural development : converging views on institutional approaches (English). Agriculture and Rural Development discussion paper ; no. 4. Extension Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/474761468329360966/Extension-and-rural-development-converging-views-on-institutional-approaches