The Effects of Agricultural Technology Transfer through participatory Methodologies; Case Study of Farmer Field schools in Kakamega District

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2001
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Edward, B.
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Kenya Agricultural Research Institiute
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Kenya has had vibrant agricultural extension programs to support the agriculture sub sector. The approaches adopted in the various programs have tended to vary from the Conventional agricultural extension approach (CAEA), a post-independence (1960s - 1970s) approach, to the Farm Management Approach to Extension, this was also one of the first post-independence extension approach introduced in the 1960s, to the Integrated Extension, Integrated Agricultural Development Project (IADP), this approach started in 1976 and was aimed at addressing and eliminating input and marketing constraints of the farmers, to Training and Visit (T&V) that was dominant in the (1970's-1980s), to Farming Systems and of late Farmers Field Schools (FFS).
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