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dc.contributorKassam, Shinanen_US
dc.contributorAw-Hassan, Aden A.en_US
dc.contributorAl-Rusheidat, Jamalen_US
dc.creatorDhehibi, Boubakeren_US
dc.identifier.citationBoubaker Dhehibi, Shinan Kassam, Aden A. Aw-Hassan, Jamal Al-Rusheidat. (31/5/2017). Enhancing Agricultural Extension Services for Rural Development in Jordan. International Journal of Agricultural Extension, 5 (2), pp. 51-60.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides a review of the agricultural extension system in Jordan, with a focus on strengths and constraints, as well as options for how to improve efficiency in service delivery and efficacy in outcomes. While public extension in Jordan has gone through many reforms and phases over the past three decades, contemporary concerns related to regional conflict and blockages in access to traditional trade routes require a repositioning of extension and advisory services within the Kingdom. This need is further strengthened by persistent pressure on the use of water resources that is well above natural recharge rates. Both international donors supporting the Kingdom in dealing with the mass influx of Syrian refugees, as well as the government itself, will require significant contemplation over how to shift some of these funds towards research and extension activities that seek new markets for a range of products that are competitive internationally given the need for costly air freight. Equally important, and connected to international community demands for employment of Syrian refugees within Jordan is attention to skills training, matching of skills with demands of employers, as well as access to profitable agricultural value chains for both refugees as well as host communities within which refugees are placed. This will require a meaningful change in the manner that agricultural extension and advisory services are delivered, with more attention to aspects of social work and care – an area that receives little attention within agricultural education curriculums – and reform of agricultural education more generally.en_US
dc.publisherESci Journals Publishingen_US
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Agricultural Extension;5,(2017) Pagination 51,60en_US
dc.subjectrural advisory servicesen_US
dc.subjectlearning and innovationen_US
dc.titleEnhancing Agricultural Extension Services for Rural Development in Jordanen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idDhehibi, Boubaker: 0000-0003-3854-6669en_US
cg.creator.idKassam, Shinan: 0000-0001-7218-2243en_US
cg.creator.idAw-Hassan, Aden A.: 0000-0002-9236-4949en_US
cg.subject.agrovocagricultural extensionen_US
cg.subject.agrovocagricultural developmenten_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Agricultural Research Center (National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension) - NARC (NCARE)en_US
cg.contributor.funderUnited States Department of Agriculture - USDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectAgricultural Productivity with an Emphasis on Water Constraints in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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