Monitoring in extensions: From principles to practical implementation
Against the background assumption that effective monitoring, currently seriously lacking in most countries, can significantly contribute towards improvement of current and future extension, this paper explores different indicators as possible monitoring criteria. This is done by identifying important conditions and then assessing different indicators as potential criteria. Intervening variables, and more specifically certain needs and perceptions, are proposed as most appropriate criteria for this purpose, primarily because of empirical evidence regarding their predictive value of adoption behaviour. In conclusion the suggested implementation process is outlined.
Keywords: Monitoring, principles, practical implementation, evaluation.
South African Journal of Agricultural Extension Vol. 36 (1) 2007: pp. 78-93