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September 1996
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July 1996
Integrating agricultural research, education and extension in developing countries

Weak linkages among research, education and extension institutions result in systematic "bottlenecks" in national agricultural technology systems and can limit their effectiveness to contribute to development. Evidence shows that integrating research, education and extension can improve the overall performance of agricultural technology systems.

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July 1996
Integrating agricultural research, education and extension in developing countries

Weak linkages among research, education and extension institutions result in systematic "bottlenecks" in national agricultural technology systems and can limit their effectiveness to contribute to development. Evidence shows that integrating research, education and extension can improve the overall performance of agricultural technology systems.

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July 1996
Education in agriculture: Links with development in Africa

The improvement of a country's human resource capacity for productivity is a pre-requisite for social and economic development. In the agricultural sector, both formal and non-formal education are essential for improving food security and rural employment and reducing poverty. To meet the challenges of agricultural production and food security facing Africa today and in the 21st century

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May 1996
Agricultural extension for sustainable development

A major challenge of the 21st century will be that of implementing sustainable development and meeting the food needs of an increasing world population. Technical experts from a range of disciplines have analysed the links between population and food and one of the conclusions reached is that, in view of the limited scope and high economic and environmental costs of expanding crop land, 80 percent of food production increases will have to come from increased yields on lands already in production.

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