Workshop on the "New Extensionist" was held on 10th & 11th February 2016 at the In-service Training Institute, Gannoruwa


The Department of Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agriculture and the Board of Study in Agricultural Extension Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, in collaboration with the Agriculture Extension South Asian Association (AESA) organized a workshop to identify the key challenges faced by agriculture extension and advisory services and to ascertain the competencies required for an effective professional extensionist. The workshop considered the main challenges faced by the profession in modern times and how best to respond from a human resource development perspective. Mid-level extension professionals from the key agriculture subsectors of Sri Lanka, namely, plantations, food crops, livestock, and export agricultural crop, participated. A participatory interactive methodology was adopted by the resource persons from AESA who facilitated the workshop.

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