New country fora in India and Bangladesh

 The meeting for establishment of the “Indian Extension Network (IEN)” was organized at the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad. Senior officials involved in extension practice, research, policy and agri-business participated in this launch meeting. The meeting discussed several issues related to the mission of IEN, its potential activities, governance and how it could add value to the existing initiatives in extension and advisory provision in the country.

In Bangladesh, the meeting to launch the Bangladesh Extension Network (BENet) was organized by the Second Crop Diversification Project (SCDP) of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE). This meeting was attend by extension officials from different sectors, agricultural universities and NGOs and the meeting constituted an ad hoc executive committee to take forward the activities of BENet.

From the AEAS Update September 2014