Agriculture is a techno-social effort with people involved as farmers, extensionists, trainers, scientists, managers, and policy makers. The teaching, research, and outreach work of the Department of Agricultural Extension focus on strengthening the ‘social’ aspects of agriculture to make it relevant and meet human needs. Realizing the increasing importance of agricultural extension as an academic discipline, the Department was established in 1995, moving away from the then Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension. This is the only Department dealing solely with Agricultural Extension in the university system of Sri Lanka.

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