Is A Holistic Approach Relevant for Non-Governmental Organizations’ Agricultural Extension Strategies?: Case Studies from Tanzania
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Agricultural extension can play a major part in the development and adoption of sustainable agriculture practices. Local NGOs have a unique opportunity to serve as extension agents due to their acceptance and close relationship in communities. The paper argues that agricultural extension needs to adopt a holistic approach to the communities’ development to achieve a lasting and sustainable agriculture. This study examines four NGOs in Tanzania to see 1) how they provide extension services; 2) if they have a holistic approach; and 3) if the holistic approach is a conscious strategy. The findings show that a mixture of extension methods is commonly used by all four of the NGOs. More over the NGOs offer a wide variety of projects, which focus on different issues. This results in a holistic approach, even though this probably is rather a result of funding practices than a conscious extension strategy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 29 p.
Extension theory; Participation; Sustainability; Tanzania; Sustainable Development Goals
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30229OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-30229DiVA: diva2:934218
Subject / course
Environment and development
2016-06-01, Södertörns högskola, Flemingsberg, 10:00 (Swedish)
UppsokLife Earth Science
Lindberg, Clas, Högskolelektor
Loiske, Vesa-Matti, Högskolelektor