PLURALISM IN EXTENSION EDUCATION METHODOLOGIES FOR TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS A Case of Potato Technology in India

Journal of Extension System
Year: 2019 (Dec), Volume: (35), Issue. (2)
First page: (57) Last page: (68)
Online ISSN: 2582-273X
Print ISSN: 0970-2989
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PLURALISM IN EXTENSION EDUCATION  METHODOLOGIES FOR TECHNOLOGY  APPLICATIONS  
A Case of Potato Technology in India

SK Dubey, Uma Sah1 , NK Pandey and Atar Singh2

ICAR-ATARI, Zone III, Kanpur 
1ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur 
2ICAR-CPRI, Shimla



Corresponding e-mail: nkpcpri@gmail.com

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ABSTRACT

Existence of several service providers in the Extension Systems has  necessitated the convergence of their activities to make extension  methods more robust and effective. In this paper, attempts are made to  substantiate the models of the respective service providers with their  relevant research support. Experiences emanated from these models  approaches have revealed that no single recipe is valid across various  agro-ecological reasons. Combination of approaches seems to be  appropriate provided the felt needs and priorities of the farmers are  accurately addressed. A point is, therefore, drawn that for a given  commodity different possible options of technology applications be  embedded in a prevailing agro-eco situations. Pluralism is thus needed  more at micro levels of extension education methodologies rather than in  institutional protocols of technology applications.

Keywords

Service Providers, Pluralism, Technology Applications,  Convergence, Potato