National extension systems in the English-speaking Caribbean: a review of past experiences, recent developments and emerging priorities

Authors

  • J. Seepersad Department of Agricultural Extension, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
  • P.I. Gomes Department of Agricultural Extension, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Keywords:

Extension organizations, Caribbean agriculture

Abstract

This article traces the development of national extension systems in the English-speaking Caribbean, provides a broad overview of their essential features, notes recent developments and highlights emerging priorities. Since its modest beginnings in the early 1900s, extension in the region has undergone many changes. Extension systems have grown in size, scope and functions, and they are now firmly established as key organizations in Ministries of Agriculture in most countries in the region.

Issue

Section

Research Papers