The purpose of this report is to share the successful lessons and experiences of agricultural technology development and the Agriculture Extension System (AES) in Korea with many developing countries. This report analyzes and explains the cases of the Rural Development Administration (RDA) that is responsible for Korean AES, especially focusing on food crops.
This report consists largely of six chapters. Chapter 1 describes the goal of RDA in terms of increased agricultural yields and farm household income. Chapter 2 discusses the background of RDA establishment and briefly reviews the AES types in other countries. Chapter 3 deals with implementation systems and strategies of RDA to promote the dissemination of agricultural technology and agricultural education and training. Chapter 4 discusses the contents and performance of AES that were implemented by RDA focused primarily on food crops. Chapter 5 reviewed eight selected success factors of Korean AES. Successful factors of Korean AES. Finally, Chapter 6 discusses implications and considerations that should be kept in mind when applying the results of Korean AES to other developing countries. The key points in each chapter are in the following.