Towards a participatory and demand driven Training and Visit (T & V) agricultural extension system : a case of Tanzania.

Publication year: 
1997

This paper argues that the blanket recommendations currently extended under the T & V system are rarely adopted because they fail to be responsive to individual farmers situations. Hence, a decentralised system of decision-making in the extension service and a participatory system of supervision and in-service training is argued for. The difficulties involved in bringing about such a change are outlined and discussed, including the need for time, training and organisational change.

Source publication information
Journal Title: 
European journal of agricultural education and extension
Volume: 
Vol. 4, no. 2
Pages: 
117-123