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  Munich Personal RePEc Archive In-depth Study of the PluralisticAgricultural Extension System in India K.M. Singh and M.S. Meena and B.E. Swanson and M.N.Reddy and R. Bahal ICAR-RCER, Patna, UIUC, Illinois, MANAGE, Hyderabad, IARI,New Delhi15. August 2014Online at  http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/59461/ MPRA Paper No. 59461, posted 26. October 2014 01:07 UTC    I N -D EPTH S TUDY OF THE P LURALISTIC A GRICULTURAL E XTENSION S YSTEM IN I NDIA   K.M.   S INGH  M.S.   M EENA  B.E.   S WANSON  M.N.   R EDDY , AND R.   B AHAL    Authors Dr. Krishna M. Singh  is Principal Scientist (Agricultural Economics) and Head, Division of Socio Economics and Extension at ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna since April 2009. Prior to this, he held the post of Professor of Agricultural Economics and Head, Department of Dairy Economics, at Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Science & Technology, Patna, then a unit of Rajendra Agricultural University, Bihar, India. An alumni of G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar, Dr Singh has more than 28 years of professional experience in the field of agricultural economics and extension research. He has served as Director, of organizations like Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Patna, and State Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Patna, Bihar where he got an opportunity to spearhead the implement of extension reforms in the state of Bihar. Dr. Singh’s efforts on extension reforms were duly recognized by the Government of India and The World Bank. He was invited to share his views on extension reforms in the National Agricultural Summit, 2006 by Ministry of Agriculture and he was also invited by the World Bank to prepare a Good Practice Note on ATMA Model in India in 2005. His efforts resulted in accepting the ATMA model as core institution for reforming agricultural extension in the country by the Government of India. Dr. Singh has worked extensively on market-driven extension, value chain analysis along with agricultural and livestock economic issues. Dr. Singh has been invited to present his work at various international forums. He was also associated with developing an extension system for Afghanistan under AWATT project, funded by the USAID and had also worked as Consultant for international organizations like The World Bank, USAID, FAO, CRS and ILRI etc. He has many publications in peer reviewed national and international journals, text books, book chapters, and extension publications to his credit. Dr. Singh has also worked as a Resource Person for FAO of UN for Asia and Pacific Region (FAO-RAP), Bangkok on Market-led Agricultural Advisory Services. He is currently engaged in implementation of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded, project, “Tracking Change in Rural Poverty in Household and Village Economies in South Asia” in Eastern Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand.   Dr. M. S. Meena  is a Senior Scientist (Agricultural Extension) at ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar. He has completed his Master and Post Doctorate degree from National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal (Haryana) with Fellowship from ICAR, New Delhi. He got selected Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in 1998 and initially posted at Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology (CIPHET), Abohar (Punjab) in 2000. In 2004, he transferred to CIPHET, Ludhiana (Punjab) to strengthen the transfer of technology process. Dr. Meena joined at ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna (Bihar) in 2007 as a Senior Scientist through Direct Recruitment from Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, New Delhi. Society of Extension Education, Agra has honored him as Young Scientist Award for 2009. In more than 12 years of his professional career, he has completed many institutional and externally funded research projects. His most recent concluded project is “Capacity Building of Farmers and Field Functionaries for Scaling up of Water Productivity” sponsored by Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi. He is also working on a project “Tracking Change in Rural Poverty in Household and Village Economy in South Asia”  —sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is also associated in a networking project with NAARM, Hyderabad on “ Value Chain of High Value Crops in Economically Backward Region: Efficiency, Institutions and Policy Environment”. His most recent projects are Impact Assessment of Agricultural Technologies  and Tribal Farming Systems in Eastern India.  His latest published book is “ ICTs for Agricultural Development in Changing Climate” authored by K. M. Singh and M. S. Meena. He has many publications in peer reviewed journals. He is a Reviewer/Editor of many National and International journals and associated with many Professional Societies. Dr. Meena’s interest is in developing Extension Methodologies, Building Social Capital, Market Led Extension, Training Need and Impact Assessment, Gender Perspective in Integrated Farming System, Scaling up of Water Productivity, Value Chain Analysis, Tribal Farming Systems, ICTs and Socio-economic & Policy Issues in Agriculture.

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Jul 12, 2018
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