1. 1/1/2006 With limited resources for plant breeding in developing countries many of the species considered to have potential for focused and relatively rapid improvement do not receive the attention they deserve. Plant breeders have little choice other than to place their limited resources on improving...
  2. 1/1/2002 This manual identifies the important aspects of the improved technology and identifies the products and opportunities for improving their marketing. Many of the varieties and the management practices mentioned in this manual, however, are based on experience in the Indian and South Asian region....
  3. A global public domain database maintained by FAO with more than two million structured bibliographical records that cover many aspects of agriculture, including forestry, animal husbandry, aquatic sciences and fisheries, human nutrition and extension from over 100 participating countries. The...
  4. This paper outlines three agricultural and rural extension market reforms and two non-marketing reforms, at all times emphasizing stakeholder, and particularly enduser, participation in the approaches employed in these reforms. It also recognizes the need for non-farm microenterprise development...
  5. 1/1/2000 This publication discusses the training of mid-career extension staff while at the same time strengthening the capacities of the participating universities and colleges.This lack of proper training hampers research-extension linkages and results in slow diffusion of technology to farmers. 73...
  6. Extension workers foster effective two-way communication between farmers and support services in the role of facilitators. They help farmers develop a new sense of competent autonomy, as they confront together the world that is changing around them.