Managing extension staff: Two experiments in Kenya
Mbugua, E. S.
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This paper focusses on techniques for managing agricultural extension staff. A system of staff meetings, recording and reporting is described, which was tested in the Mbere Special Rural Development Programme area. The purpose of this system was to provide closer supervision of the routine activities of agricultural extension staff, and its achievements and limitations'in meeting this goal are discussed here. A system of inservice training and planning workshops associated: with new and/or more comprehensive extension activities was tested in Kisii and Homa Bay. This is basically a management system for extension planning which provides a tool for the effective participation of grassroots level field staff. The two management systems are considered complementary, and it is proposed that they be combined to form a useful management tool for agricultural extension.