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ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE OF THE AGRARIAN EXTENSION SYSTEM (SEA IN SPANISH) IN CUBA  [2005]

López, T., Dirección de Ciencia y Técnica, Ministerio de Agricultura

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Agricultural extensionism in Cuba shows three characteristics which give it its fortress: it is not a unique system, there is a permanent education and post-grade of human resources, and at the same time, there is a high potential availability of these human resources. Among weakness of this agricultural extensionism, difficulties shown due to the same different forms and conditions of production, the trend to center extensionism activity on technological aspects, the specialization by subjects creates difficulties in communication , it has not taken into account enough the valorization of production, sometimes there is a concentration of extensionism effort on the administrative personnel, it may be a confusion between state functions and those of advisory nature, and last, it appears that there are not clear differences among different processes. The definition of an agricultural system of extensionism (SEA in Spanish) in Cuba is that a diversifiedand integration tool for supporting producers which takes into account scientific and technical knowledge from research centres and those empirical from producers, and having a mission, main functions and organizative structure described in the present communication, in order to contribute to the competitive and soustainable development of productive chains in the agrarian sector.

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Revista Computadorizada de Producción Porcina (Cuba)

ISSN : 1026-9053

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