Dangers of systemic interlock
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CTA. 1991. Dangers of systemic interlock. Spore 35. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Extension alternatives in tropical Africa by Jon Moris 185pp 1991 UKL9.95 ISBN 0 85003 105 2 published by Overseas Development Institute Regent's College, Inner Circle Regent's Park, London NW1 4NS UK
This intriguing heading in Extension alternatives in tropical Africa has been adopted by the author, Jon Moris, to describe the stultifying effects of over-bureaucratic systems. With his many years' experience of extension work in Africa, Jon Moris speaks with authority about the organization of the 'promotion of agricultural technology to meet farmers' needs'. He looks at the philosophy of extension, its structures, organization, aims and requirements. He analyzes some of the problems encountered in the past, including those of too much bureaucracy, unsatisfactory loan financing and a poor understanding of how to motivate farmers. He considers the reasons for failure and looks also at typical field problems that extension services have to overcome, particularly low morale among staff. A major part of the book deals with essential management requirements and methods for involving farmers. Different approaches to extension reform are examined and suggestions made for improving African extension performance. Extension alternatives in tropical Africa by Jon Moris 185pp 1991 UKL9.95 ISBN 0 85003 105 2 published by Overseas Development Institute Regent's College, Inner Circle Regent's Park, London NW1 4NS UK