Agricultural Extension of the AKIS in Serbia/Vojvodina

Agricultural extension for farmers in Vojvodina is a relatively new. In the Former Yugoslavia, as well as Serbia – Vojvodina, agricultural extension was mainly practiced on large socially owned farms, the so called “Agro- combinates”, which were established under the former socialist system. The network of agricultural stations (services, agro institutes) provided and charged for expert help for the Agro-combinates (with which they were even integrated for some time), agricultural cooperatives and other agricultural organizations. During that period, extension work relating to the farming community was minor and mostly done through winter lectures in villages and field days. With disintegration of the Former Yugoslavia and privatization of Agro-combinates, the network of agricultural stations have had to be transformed and in new conditions they have had to orientate their extension activities much more towards the farming community. As a result of transformation in 2007, the Agricultural Extension Service has been established in Vojvodina. In establishing a new and different Agricultural Knowledge and Information System, this extension service finds itself faced with plenty of demands and problems in its work. In this paper, we will demonstrate part of its reality and analyze role of extension service in Vojvodina’s AKIS.


Issue Date:
2007
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/162333
Page range:
615-624
Total Pages:
11




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