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Journal of Knowledge & Communication Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : ( 65) Last page : ( 73)
Print ISSN : 2277-7938. Online ISSN : 2277-7946.
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

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

*Corresponding author E-mail id: gharieni2003@yahoo.com

**lailababu@gmail.com

Online published on 16 August, 2017.

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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