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Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : ( 65) Last page : ( 73)
Print ISSN : 2277-7938. Online ISSN : 2277-7946. Published online : 2017 April 1.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2277-7946.2017.00006.7

Libraries as Gateways in Enhancing Agricultural Extension Activities: A Special Reference to Kerala State

Abraham Laila T.1,**, Ganesan P.2,*

1University Librarian-in-Charge, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

2 Deputy Librarian, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

* gharieni2003@yahoo.com

** lailababu@gmail.com

Abstract

In the present scenario, information on agriculture activities is available in various forms and media all over the world. Only the practical application of such information in farms will help to enhance agricultural development of a state. This paper has briefly examined the existing scenario in India and Kerala and the need for extension activities in agricultural sector for improving agricultural production for effecting rural development in the state. The paper also has recommended the adoption of system approach in the transfer and dissemination of agricultural technology.

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Keywords

Agricultural extension activities, Agricultural information system, Farmers, Kerala, System approach, Village libraries.

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