Counselling Practices: An Emerging Paradigm for New Professionalism in Agricultural Extension Services
AbstractThis paper argues that there is an emergence of a new paradigm of professionalism in agriculture as a result of the introduction of several participatory learning approaches. These approaches have necessitated the change from the conventional advisory services in agricultural extension to counselling services where the scientist become learners with the farmers and a better cooperation and more suitable solutions are found to the diversity and location-specific problems. The trend of innovation diffusion from the top-down approach to the farmer- first approach were examined such that focus is then less on what is learnt and more on how we learn.
(Nigerian Journal of Clinical and Counselling Psychology: 2001 7 (1&2): 35-42)