Agricultural Extension: Myth, Reality and Challenge

  • Robert Chambers
  • B. W. E. Wickremanayake
Part of the Cambridge Commonwealth Series book series (CAMCOM)


Agricultural extension has generated a large literature for India (including the Journal of Extension Education; Roy et al., 1968; Fliegel et al., 1968; Hunter, 1970; Sinha (ed.), 1972; Heginbotham, 1973; Mook, 1974), and has also been studied in some of its aspects in Sri Lanka (Abeyratne, 1973; ARTI, 1974). Much of the concern has been with the diffusion of new technology in agriculture, with a tendency in India towards studies of the communication process. Our own selective study was concerned with comparing agricultural extension in North Arcot and SE. Sri Lanka; with considering to what extent, if any, the different levels of adoption of the new technology could be attributed to differences in extension; and with policy prescriptions that might flow from our research experience.


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  • Robert Chambers
  • B. W. E. Wickremanayake

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