International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part B
Agricultural extension: Historical perspective and futuristic approach
Extension has always been at the core of agricultural development. It bridges the gap between laboratories and farms. With ever changing environmental and agricultural needs, extension approaches also keep on changing. This paper throws a light on the historical as well futuristic perspectives of agriculture. Historically when there was lack of science and research in agriculture sector, rulers used to send trainers to the farmers to save their crops from natural calamities. In the modern era when we are equipped with technologies like ICT and robotics, need is to explore these technologies and to implement them for agricultural development to meet the challenges of present and coming future.