Training for Agricultural Extension and Technology Transfer in Oman

October 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Participants at the opening session, H.E. Ishaq Al Ruqaishi, Undersecretary, MAF (center), Dr Ismahane El Ouafi, Director General, International Center for Bio saline Agriculture ICBA (4th from right) and Dr Faisal Awawdeh, ICARDA-APRP Regional Coordinator

A training course on “Agricultural Extension and Technology Transfer” was recently held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sultanate of Oman (MAF) in collaboration with ICARDA Arabian Peninsula Program. Good extension and technology transfer work underpins agriculture, the course participants heard. The event was held from October 1st to 3rd 2012 with 26 extension agents and specialists from seven Arabian Peninsula countries.

The course was presented by Prof. Dr Yehia Ali Zahran from Mansoura University, Egypt. The three main components were 1) Communication and facilitation in extension work and participatory technology development; 2) Agricultural extension methods and evaluation of approaches; and 3) Agricultural knowledge systems management and the challenges of extension reform.

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