ANALYSIS OF SELECTED ISSUES IN SWAZILAND'S AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION:

  • Musa M.A. Dube Department Of Agricultural Education And Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Swaziland, P.O. Luyengo, Swaziland
  • B.M. Dlamini Department Of Agricultural Education And Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Swaziland, P.O. Luyengo, Swaziland

Abstract

This paper describes the development of agricultural extension in Swaziland with regards to history; organizational philosophy, mission, goals and objectives, implementation delivery system and evaluation; policy framework; funding; linkages between agricultural extension (AE) and research; the planning of AE activities; staffing; supervision; and other issues. The paper shows that over many decades, agricultural extension has undergone changes that brought, to some extent, improvements in agriculture. However, there are areas that still need greater improvement for effective, efficient and sustainable performance of agricultural extension in Swaziland. Implications for future consideration are suggested.

(UNISWA J Agric: 2000 9: 90-95)
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