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Revamping Agricultural Education in the Context of Globalization

R K Samanta (Editor)
Synopsis In the recent globalization process the agricultural scenario worldwide has changed, so has to agricultural education. The countries with agrarian economy no longer can ignore agriculture for its holistic development - social, educational, economic, technological and industrial. Agriculture not only helps provide livelihood security to vast majority of population but also sustains human development process. Therefore, the change is eminent and change has to be brought, modification has to be made and the revamping process has to be initiated, so as to make agricultural education, purposeful and in real sense must facilitate improving country's economy and its Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The present volume comprising of 16 chapters contributed by renowned agricultural development experts and educational administrators from the country and abroad, focuses the varied dimensions of revamping agricultural book is expected to be of great help to agricultural students, teachers, scholars, development administrators and policy planners intend to improve agricultural education in the country and other developing nations.
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About the author

R K Samanta

Dr. Ranjit Kumar Samanta (b. 1950), obtained M.Sc. (Ag) from University of Kalyani, West Bengal. He was awarded Ph. D. degree in Agricultural Extension by the B.C. Agricultural University, West Bengal in 1978. Dr. Samanta began his teaching career as Assistant Professor of Agricultural Extension at B.C. Agricultural University and then Joined Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 1976. Further academic training of Dr. Samanta has been both in India and in the United States of America./ Dr. Samanta’s areas of specialization are Technology Transfer, Development Communication, Rural Development and Human Communications in Organisations,. He has to his credit six books and over 80 research and otoher professional papers on those disciplines. Presently, Dr. Samanta is Faculty Member and Head, Transfer of Technology Systems and Politices Unit at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Revamping Agricultural Education in the Context of Globalization
Author R K Samanta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.05.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788176467094
length xvi+326p., Illustrations; 23cm.