Action for Agricultural Renewal in Maharashtra

50 Years of Advancement in Rural Development

Extension Methodologies

AFARM has used following extension methods/ tools for the transfer of agriculture technologies to the targeted farmers.

  Need assessment meetings – to assess the problems in agriculture technology adoption and suggest possible solution,

  Farmer trainings – to impart knowledge regarding advanced technologies,

  Demonstrations and trials – to demonstrate the technologies and practices tested in the farmers’ fields,

 Study tours/ Exposure visits – to learn/ share / acquire new technologies demonstrated in similar agro-climatic situations.

  Farmer Field School (FFS) to bring together concepts and methods from agro ecology, experiential education and community development.

 Use of audio visuals in the form of VCDs, posters, developing and distribution of Resource Material – as a ready reference to the farmer to adopt appropriate technology.

  Agro advisory services to farmers through mobile SMS.