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Analysis of Research – Extension – Farmer Linkage in the Arid Zone of India

Surya Rathore, S. L. Intodia and R.P. Singh


The present study was carried out in the arid western plain of Rajasthan which included the whole of Barmer district and Phalaudi, Shergarh, Osian and Jodhpur tehsils of district Jodhpur. Fourteen Agriculture scientists and 27 extension personnel were interviewed for the purpose. As far as the contact of scientists with the farmers is concerned, a formal linkage mechanism exists at various levels but it is not so effective in terms of functional dimensions. Field level extension personnel had good contact with the farmers, whereas higher level extension specialists did not have direct and regular contact with the farmers

Keyword: Research; Extension; Farm

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