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  • Mwl. Julius K. Nyerere
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Extension services are crucial in supporting poverty reduction in rural areas and market competitiveness for commercial agriculture in the domestic and global markets.  It enables producers to realise increased production and productivity through accessibility to information for marketing and other support services essential for agricultural development. The transformation of agricultural extension services is important in order to impart the right tools, knowledge and skills as well as ensuring farmers adhere to Good Agricultural Practices. The national demand of extension staff is 15,082 for the workforce to be in every ward and village for effective delivery of extension services to farmers. The current workforce is 7,974 which is slightly above 50 percent of the total requirement.  Efforts are underway to train and recruit the required workforce. 

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