Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income: Volume XI - empowering the farmers through extension and knowledge dissemination (Ashok Dalwai Committee)

The eleventh volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the status and reforms needed in the agricultural extension system. The key roles played by extension are the transfer of technology to farmers, capacity building to manage the technology, and assisting farmers in their decision making on inputs, cultivation and for managing their output. This includes sharing information on markets and policy environment that relate to individual farmers. However, the extension services system has so far been, largely coordinated for input marketing and associated services, besides farm management.