Study of the implementation status and effectiveness of new agricultural extension policy for technology adoption

Research Grant Reports
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[Final Report PR # 5/07]

Many Government and Non- Government agencies in Bangladesh provide extension services to farmers. Realizing the weakness of the extension services, the Government framed the New Agricultural Extension Policy in 1996 (NAEP 1996) with a goal to encourage the various partners and agencies within the National Agricultural Extension System to provide efficient and effective services in an effort to increase the productivity of agriculture in Bangladesh.  An assessment was made during 2007-2008 to measure the implementation status and effectiveness of NAEP by different stakeholders using pre-designed questionnaire survey & key informant interviews, focused group discussions and review of policies & related documents.
Major findings of the study include the weakness of NAEP implementation by stakeholders due to poor awareness development, inadequate foundation training, poor and confused ownership building and lack of commitment by senior managers of extension services providers. Non institutional reforms, weak implementation arrangements and inadequate financial supports are the other lacuna of the NAEP implementation process.
Some key recommendations are made out of this investigation which included renaming of NAEP as ‘National’ instead of ‘New’ Agricultural Extension Policy, restructuring the composition of NAEP components, enforcing commitments by core stakeholders, institutional reforms of government extension service providers, rapid, precise and demand-led technology flow from the National Agricultural Research System .
 

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Date and language
Dec 2009
English
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O-2009-39
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69
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