AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND TRAINING NEEDS OF FARMERS IN THE SMALL ISLAND COUNTRIES:
a case study from Samoa

Extension, Education and Communication Service
Research, Extension and Training Division
Sustainable Development Department


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome 2005

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

BACKGROUND

Geography
Socio-political structure and customary land tenure
The economy
Farming systems

CROPS ADVISORY SECTION

Education levels of advisory officers
Gender
Resources
Participatory rural appraisal approach
Advisory officers’ other activities
Constraints and problems facing advisory officers

DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS

Aleisa site
Sakalafai village

PARTICIPATORY RURAL APPRAISAL IN VILLAGES

Sakalafai
Sasina
Malae faga
Fagasa

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Training and education
Participatory rural appraisal
Resources for research
Gender issue
Other issues

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ANNEXES

1. Crops Advisory /Extension Section
2. Findings of participatory rural appraisal in four villages

Sakalafai/Salelologa
Letui/Sasina
Malae Faga
Fagasa

3. Questionnaire for collecting data