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Participatory Agriculture Extension: Case Study

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Articles & Journals
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Asia and the Pacific
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Information Technologies
Nutrition / Food Systems
Type of Risk:
Managerial & operational
Logistical & infrastructural
Type of Risk Managment Option:
Risk reduction/mitigation
Djuara P. Lubis
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

In the face of global challenges, South-South Cooperation is very important to deepen and broaden the process of strengthening Southern voices.  This horizontal partnership is based on trust, mutual benefit, and equity. This study analyzes one of SSC activity: TRAINING OF TRAINERS FOR PARTICIPATORY TRAINING PROGRAM ON AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION METHODOLOGY.  This project was done three consecutive years by Government of Indonesia.  JICA supported this activity by providing additional fund.

Focus of this project is agricultural development.  Agricultural development and democratization are two issues faced by developing countries today.  At the beginning, Ministry of Agriculture Republic of Indonesia and JICA had conduct two projects related with this issue: Projects for Improvement Extension and Training System and Project for Training of Agricultural Extension Officers on Improvement of Farm Management.   Through these two projects, Ministry of Agriculture discovered a new method in agricultural extension: Participatory Agricultural Extension Methodology.