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Socialization of Technology in Agriculture: A Paradigm Shift from TOT

M.M. Adhikary (Author) S.K. Acharya (Author) Kausik Pradhan (Author)
Synopsis The present process of technology transfer as followed in agriculture and allied sectors needs a hyphenation, which could generate some conceptual inputs for designing out and alternative paradigm to overcome its profusely emitting limitations. In extension science right from sixties a good may volume of books have so far come out to highlight the diffusion character of agricultural technology and in this academic cultivation a supply driven concept by and large has been followed. Researches and conceptualizations were scant to justify the other valuable responses to technology diffusion process like rejection, discontinuance, reinventions, refinement's etc, altogether could be termed as technological socialization process. This book, the first of its kind in India, brilliantly has landed on this novel area of technology socialization to recast the linear model of technology transfer concept. The output of the book would help the professional of medical sciences, industrial applications, agriculture and animal science professionals, management personnel, environmentalist and all kind of social science professionals inmcludi9ng extension sciences. To the innovative researchers and academicians of social science pursuits this book has got tremendous heuristic value. The chapters of the book are well structured and sequence so that the readers can experiences a story telling effect. Hence, the chapters are Prologue, review of Literature, Methodology, Setting of the Study Area, Empirical Study, Epilogue, Bibliography. The book is the outcome of an arduous and relentless research work organized by the department f Agricultural Extension, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya to fillip the much needed area of creating alternative paradigm to what we call TOT Model (Transfer of technology Model), the model which already has started eliciting syndrome of withering and depletion.
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About the authors

M.M. Adhikary

The editorial team consists of the three eminent members of the esteemed Institute, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, and West Bengal. Firstly, the book is edited by the erudite personality of the erudite personality of the academic world of Social Science and related disciplines, Prof M.M. Adhikary who is presently offering his invaluable services as professor of Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agricultural Extension, faculty of Agriculture, BCKV. This distinct personality has been attached with the profession of teaching, research and extension for about twenty-five years. His immense potentiality of academic activities and capabilities to work with the people, sense of research and extension works helped him to serve as Dean, faculty of Agriculture and Director (in Charge), Directorate of Extension education in the same university as well as head of the Department of Agricultural Extension. To his credit there are 55 numbers of scientific research papers published in National and International Journals, a good score of chapters and full volume of books in related areas. He is widely traveled all through his carrier covering China, Japan, and Thiland, etc.

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S.K. Acharya

Second eminent member of the team, dr. S.K. Acharya, is a man from Extension who is famous for his innovative ideas, thoughts and approaches in the aegis of Agricultural Extensions. This erudite and pleasant personality is presently offering his service as the Associate professor in the development of Agricultural extension, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, and West Bengal, India. His innovative approaches and concepts in the aegis of Extension Education helped him to establish as the experienced expert in different ODI projects in the specialized area of participatory extension, Technology Socialization, Participatory Project Management, Value added Agriculture, Micro Planning, Universalisation of primary education, Joint Forest Management. He has so far published 59\8 research papers in different National and International Journals.

Kausik Pradhan

Dr. Kausik Pradhan, the second Author, Lecturer in Agricultural extension in Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, in him there is extreme mettle of innovative ideas, brilliant scholarship and painstaking habit. The book itself had been his research topic while he was the research scholar of the department f Agricultural extension, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya. He has published so far 20 numbers of research papers and contributed articles in two books. At this young age, he has already earned a reputation for excellent teaching, focused research, managing projects and analytical capability in statistical designing. He has got learning experiences with Government and NGO Led participatory research and development programmes in areas of planning, project monitoring, forest management and resource monitoring.

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Bibliographic information

Title Socialization of Technology in Agriculture: A Paradigm Shift from TOT
Format Hardcover
Date published: 10.10.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183211070
length 296p., Tables; Figures; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.