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Dr Saravanan Raj

Agricultural Extension Director, National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management

Agricultural Extension Director, National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management

Dr Saravanan Raj

Biography

Dr Saravanan Raj is a director of agricultural extension in the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, India and also heads the Centre for Agricultural Extension Innovations, Reforms and Agripreneurship. He is specialised in agricultural extension in India and has a passionate interest in the area of e-extension, social media, private extension, institutional innovations and reforms.

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Extension is as old as agriculture itself. With shifts in agricultural trends, the emphasis on extension has also varied. Initially, agricultural extension was part of the research-extension-farmer triangle. During the training and visit (T&V) era, communication of innovation was the key concept and extension’s role was to effectively disseminate innovations.

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