subsistence agriculture into profitable agriculture is a great
challenge before the extension functionaries in India. It is a
well known fact that farmersí need for the latest knowledge has
risen as the focus shifted from subsistence to profitable
agriculture, where as, the knowledge of the public extension
functionaries has not enhanced adequately due to their
engagement in multifarious activities and lack of opportunities
for knowledge and skill up gradation. As a result, the knowledge
gap between the challenges ahead and existing capabilities among
extension functionaries has been widened. In recent times there
has been considerable increase in ....
"This initiative is to bridge the knowledge gap that exists in public
and private Agricultural Extension Management systems so that
the farmer can be served for the entire agri-value chain"
Shri. B. Srinivas, IAS, Director General,
"The course aims to transform the field extension functionaries
into an effective knowedge force to face emerging challenges in
agriculture and allied sectors"
Dr. Senthil Vinayagam, Director, MANAGE