Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Assessment of Core Competencies of Livestock Extension Professionals in India

This USAID-funded MEAS project assessed core competencies of livestock extension professionals in India with the following research questions:

  • Do livestock extension professionals possess core (process and technical) competencies in order to provide integrated support services to the farmers?
  • Are the livestock extension professionals aware how important these core competencies are and at what level do they have the knowledge and or skills to perform the required tasks?
  • What are the activities or programs required and what are the appropriate ways to enhance core competencies among livestock extension professionals?

The study was undertaken in three South Indian states, namely: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana.