Extension Services in Agriculture
New technologies are developed through research for development in a sector but these technologies can only be fruitful if reached to the end users and / or applied accordingly. Agriculture is no exception to this rule. In order to transfer new technologies to the farming community, the extension services in public and private sector perform this basic task and component of development process.
Agricultural extension is recognized as a potent and critical force in the development process. It has been defined as "a service or system which assists farm people through educational procedures in improving farming methods and techniques, increasing production efficiency and income, bettering their levels of living, and lifting the social and educational standards of rural life." (Maunder, 1973).