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Author(s): Jozef Košuda, Józef Kania, Mária Kadlečíková, Zuzana Juríčková, Davit Babayan

Title: The state of the agricultural extension in the V4 states and its future development dimensions

Source: International Scientific Days 2016. The Agri-Food Value Chain: Challenges for Natural Resources Management and Society

Document Type: Scientific paper

ISBN: 978-80-552-1503-7


Publisher: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

PY, pages: 2016, 502-508

Published on-line: 2016-06-24

Language: eng

Abstract: Agricultural Extension in Visegrad group since 1990, in significant way had supported the transition of agriculture, as well as its individual members ‘accession to the European Union. Its institutional capacity building started immediately after political, economic and social changes. Under the impact of the EU accession the systems have been reorganized in 2007, in order to meet EU requirements and adaptation on the cross compliance. With implementation of agricultural extension has been connected great expectations, however there are still in some countries discrepancies which create the barrier for well-functioning and effective institutions which would be able in significant way to ensure the transfer of innovation, to support the trends of growth in the sector and which would be able to involve in dynamic way the all actors into the system´s operation. The submitted paper deals with development dimensions of the agricultural extension in the V-4 states, with the main challenges for agricultural extension, as well as with comparison of individual V-4 countries among themselves. There are also submitted proposals on the future re-orientation and required prerequisites for more dynamic and intensive development.

Keywords: agricultural extension, advisor, farmer, innovation, knowledge

JEL Classification: E240, O180

Rights: Open Access :: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence
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