Changing Agriculture Extension Models in Pacific Island Countries

  • Atish Chand Fiji National University
  • Salesh Kumar


There has been a shift in paradigm of extension service model in the Pacific Island countries. Initially, extension service was noted to be mainly in these countries was largely provided by public sector but over past decade there is an emergence of new extension service model. The extension services emerging are being private owned or jointly managed by government and NGOs. Though the governments still play larger role in extension service of the Pacific Islands countries, there are cases where some cooperatives and private organisations has resorted in privatizing extension service. In the neighboring countries; Australia and New Zealand, a similar trend has resulted extension service being privatized. This paper will provides insight in why these transformation in extension service occurs and how far has the extension service in Pacific Island countries transformed.
 Key words: extension service, public sector, cooperatives, extension model, private extension
How to Cite
CHAND, Atish; KUMAR, Salesh. Changing Agriculture Extension Models in Pacific Island Countries. Journal of Agricultural Extension, [S.l.], v. 23, n. 4, p. 30-38, oct. 2019. ISSN 2408-6851. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 08 july 2020.
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