Agricultural extension and research: achievements and by Dennis Purcell, Jock R. Anderson

By Dennis Purcell, Jock R. Anderson

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The major database was the extensive series of reports on projects that were implemented and completed during the review period. The review covered all of the Bank's operational regions, although East and Central Asia had little representation (except for Turkey) due to the scarcity of subsectoral activities in the review period. The Bank has had a significant positive impact on the development of national agricultural research and extension systems The review concludes that Bank interventions have had a significant positive impact, but also maintains that serious deficiencies persist in most of the supported national systems.

71'5dc21 973416 CIP Page vii CONTENTS Foreword xi Preface xii Prólogo xiii Prefacio xiv Avant-propos xvi Préface xvii Acknowledgments xix Abbreviations and acronyms xx Summary 1 Resumen 16 Résumé 34 Part 1: Agricultural Extension: Achievements and Problems in National Systems 53 1. The extension subsector and an overview of Bank lending 55 The development of extension programs 55 The Bank's role 56 Bank lending for extension 57 Benchmark for extension performance in the 1980s 59 2. Impact of extension investments 64 Difficulties in measuring outcomes 64 Performance ratings of completed projects 68 3.

The major database was the extensive series of reports on projects that were implemented and completed during the review period. The review covered all of the Bank's operational regions, although East and Central Asia had little representation (except for Turkey) due to the scarcity of subsectoral activities in the review period. The Bank has had a significant positive impact on the development of national agricultural research and extension systems The review concludes that Bank interventions have had a significant positive impact, but also maintains that serious deficiencies persist in most of the supported national systems.

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