How Competent Are Agricultural Extension Agents and Extension Educators In Nepal?
Changing local and global contexts demand competent human resources in agricultural extension services. Extension professionals should possess core competencies such as knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors that help them attain excellence in their professions. Training and education have significant impact on workers’ core competencies; therefore, agricultural educators have to be competent in teaching the core competencies that students of extension and advisory services need. Studies about core competencies of extension professionals and agricultural educators in Nepal are lacking. This review seeks to explore theories on core competencies and, core competency studies, and proposes core competencies that agricultural extension services in Nepal may find useful.