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Taking a New Look: Elements for a New Approach to Agricultural Extension Tonino Zellweger

Taking a New Look: Elements for a New Approach to Agricultural Extension

Tonino Zellweger

Published January 15th 1998
ISBN : 9789992660621
Paperback
34 pages
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This analysis is based on the fact that donor agencies in rural development normally work through different types of intermediary institutions in order to reach the population. A weakness identified in this system is the way accountability isMoreThis analysis is based on the fact that donor agencies in rural development normally work through different types of intermediary institutions in order to reach the population. A weakness identified in this system is the way accountability is oriented. The indermediary istitutions formally respnd to the institutions that facilitate financial support, while the relationship with the population being assisted does not go beyond a moral commitment. In uarticular, the final beneficiaries do not have the option nor the right to demand anything from the intermediary istitution providing the service. This new approach, called new look, proposes that to whom we respond should be the final user of the services provided. The services are definedas products, not favors. In addition, the persons interested in the products are considered as clients, not as beneficiaries.