Transfer of Agricultural Technology Structural and Functional Linkages: A Study of Improved Rice Varieties
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- Author :O. Abdul Rahiman Kunju
- Year of Publication :1992
- ISBN: :9788170223948
- Language: :English
- Binding: :Hard Bound
- No of Pages: 192
- Size: 23 cms
- Categories: Agriculture, Science and Technology
About the Book :
TRANSFER OF Technology holds the key to agricultural development on a sustainable basis. In the evolution and spread of the agricultural technology, the prime actors are the Researchers, Extension personnel, Input agencies and the Farmers. For heralding agricultural development, therefore, there must be both structural and functional linkages between and among these four sub-systems. The book presents a comprehensive account of a research study detailing its conceptual, theoretical, methodological and factual framework. The existing structural and functional linkages between and among the four systems have been analysed and evaluated critically and, on the basis of this, a model has been propounded outlining the ingredients of and effective linkage strategy in the process of transfer of agricultural technology.
About Author :
O. Abdul Rahiman Kunju is working as Professor of Agricultural Extension, Kerala Agricultural University, College of Agriculture, Vellayani,, Trivandrum. H took his B. Ed. (Ag) Degree from the Mysore University and Masters Degree in Agricultural Extension from the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad. Dr. Rahiman took his B. Ed. (Ag) Degree from the Mysore University and Doctorate in Agricultural Extension from the Kerala Agricultural University. He has worked in various capacities as Agricultural Extension Officer in Community Development Blocks, Instructor in Agriculture in Extension Training Centres and Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in Agricultural Extension in the Kerala Agricultural University. He worked as the fist training organiser of the first ever Krishi Vigyana Kendra in the Kerala Agricultural University. He is at present the head of the Training Service Scheme in the college of Agriculture, Vellayani, Trivandrum. Dr. Rahiman has to his credit more than 30 publications both research and popular. He has published two technical bulletins in Agricultural Extension and has co authored a text book entitled Elementary Principles of Agriculture published by the Kerala Language Institute, Trivandrum.