Training program on New Extensionist - the roles, stratagies and capacities to strengthen the extension service of Coconut Cultivation Board.
Coconut Cultivation Board is initiating follow-up the learning kit with the massive hand, Prof. Wanigasundera, Department of Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. This footstep for the development of COCONUT DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS to be a New Extensionist.
The New Extensionist is a global view of extension and advisory services (EAS) that reinvents and clearly articulates the role of EAS in the rapidly-changing rural context. It argues for an expanded role for EAS within agricultural innovation systems (AIS) and development of new capacities at different levels to play this role.
The Learning Kit contains 13 modules designed for self-directed, face-to-face, or blended learning and can be a useful tool for individual extension field staff, managers, lecturers and non-governmental organisations, and other training institutions. The development process was designed and managed as an iterative journey of broad consultations, discussions, and feedback from a wide range of stakeholders.
Two batches of Coconut Development officers learned new extensionist learning kit and next batch will be started on 22nd of July at CDTC.