18.104.22.168 Education, Training and Extension
School education is a fundamental need, not only for the
development of a human being, but also for modernizing the
agrarian economy. Primary schools, free of charge, should
be given top priority, but it is as important to transmit
knowledge that ,will help increase the productivity and income.
In order to achieve this, research and extension have to work
The governments should aspire to achieve primary education
for the entire population by the year 2000. Thereby, the subject
matter and the organization of the training should be adjusted
to the conditions in rural regions, especially to the fluctuating
labour requirements in agriculture. Schools should be equipped
with plots of agricultural land so that agricultural skills
and knowledge can be acquired. Moreover, possibilities of
training in the fields of nutrition, agriculture, farm management,
and cooperative matters shou-agricultural sector,in construction,
and for repairing implements should be imparted, with particular
attention paid to using local material.
The promotion of rural development demands the in-service
the personnel from the government institutions at the various
particularly with regard to the special requirements of rural
and the problems of the poor sections of the population. In
sector, there is a great demand for intermediary level extension
but people from the villages should also be trained and then
sent back to
these villages. Successful agricultural development requires
between planners, rural educators, extension officers, and
the rural organisations in order to coordinate their activities.
particular, farmers should participate in planning research
so that it
complies with their specific needs.