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Title:Major Agricultural Extension Providers in Tanzania
Authors:Rutatora, Deogratias F.
Mattee, Amon Z.
Periodical:African Study Monographs
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:agricultural extension
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Education and Oral Traditions
External link:https://jambo.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kiroku/asm_normal/abstracts/pdf/22-4/155-173.pdf
Abstract:While agricultural extension services in Tanzania have mostly been provided and financed by the public sector, the landscape is changing with regard to the provision of extension services in the country. Observations reveal that several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and farmer-led initiatives have, over time, supplemented extension service delivery of the public extension services with cost-sharing, but these experiences have not been formally integrated into the extension system nor has their potential to reduce public expenditure and improve the quality of extension services been considered. This paper, which is based on a countrywide study, describes major providers of agricultural extension services in Tanzania, including their organizational structure, methodology, coordination, funding, effectiveness and sustainability. While assessing the performance of past and current agricultural extension providers in the country, reference is made to the 1997 report 'Sustainability of Agricultural Extension Services in Tanzania' (Bureau of Agricultural Consultancy and Advisory Services, 1997), the current consultancy study by Isinka (2000) and a report by the National Task Force on Agricultural Extension Reform (Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, 2000). With an appendix: Characteristics of major providers of extension services. Bibliogr., sum.