Drylands represent 43% of African landmass and are home for more than 268 million people. Drylands are not sterile lands, they have potential. Dryland's people are innovative in the use of their natural resources. They are enterprising and reactive to market opportunities. Policymakers and scientists need to work closely with drylands people and build on their successes to maximize opportunities and safeguard the environment to ensure the future of the millions of people living in these areas.
The agricultural extension system and practices in Turkey
Enviado por Demiryurek, Kursat en Jue, 07/14/2011 - 14:44
This paper presents background information about the Agricultural Extension System (AES) in Turkey. It is concerned with the institutions, extension approaches and activities in the AES. In addition, some critical issues in public extension system are discussed. The AES, and the actors who provide extension and other services, are in both public institutions and private organizations. Agricultural extension activities are mainly performed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA). In addition, some farmers’ associations, agricultural cooperatives, charities and several marketing firms have been involved in farmer training and extension activities. Mass media are also part of the AES. Overall, extension activities have been mainly organized and delivered by public institutions. The private sector’s extension activities have only recently been developed, are limited in terms of coverage area, and are product specific.
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