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dc.contributor.author Thomas, Benisiu
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-25T07:52:50Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-25T07:52:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Thomas, B. (2012). An assessment of the role of research and extension services for small-scale crop farmers in North-Central Namibia. Journal of Agriculture and Biodiversity Research, 1, 122-126. en_US
dc.identifier.issn (Online) 2277-0836
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/981
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to assess agricultural research and extension services that are aimed at improving rural household livelihoods in the changing environment in the north-Central Regions of Namibia. The study reviewed various secondary sources or publications and unpublished sources comprising technical reports, books, review papers and maps, all of which were deemed useful based on the role of agricultural research and extension services in north-Central Namibia. The presentations of the results were illustrated by examples from the area of crop production including seed multiplication, animal draught power and crop improvement schemes. The study found sufficient evidence that some research-extension strategies being employed are moderately successful. The main challenge, however, remains to strengthen national farming research or extension systems with an appropriate institutional and coordinating structure, focusing on decentralised participatory and adaptive research and on farm trials. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.source.uri http://www.onlineresearchjournals.org/JABR en_US
dc.subject Agricultural research en_US
dc.subject Agricultural extension
dc.subject Farming systems
dc.subject Extension systems
dc.title An assessment of the role of research and extension services for small-scale crop farmers in North-Central Namibia en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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