Transforming the Roles of a Public Extension Agency to Strengthen Innovation: Lessons from the National Agricultural Extension Project in Bangladesh



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10.1080/1389224X.2013.803990
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journal article
Journal: 
The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension: Competence for Rural Innovation and Transformation
Number: 
1
Pages: 
7-25
Volume: 
20
Year: 
2014
Author(s): 
Chowdhury A.
Hambly Odame, H.
Leeuwis, C.
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In Bangladesh, strengthening agricultural innovation calls for facilitation of interactive communication and a wide range of mediation tasks within (and between) stakeholders operating in different social spheres. This paper examines how a public-sector agricultural extension agency has attempted to change its roles in implementing a major agricultural extension project in order to strengthen agricultural innovation. This role adjustment is a key outcome of an effectively functioning innovation system because it enables collective actions and enhances performance that meets the needs of clients.

Publication year: 
2014