Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 4, Issue 3&4,2006
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Towards a paradigm shift for agricultural extension: An environmental sociology perspective


Dariush Hayati, Kurosh Rezaei-Moghaddam

Recieved Date: 2006-06-11, Accepted Date: 2006-08-27


This paper provides a conceptual framework for sustainability of extension efforts. A case illustration of extension and agricultural development activities of Iran indicates that these activities are not sustainable. The perceptions and assumptions about the relationship between society and environment based on environmental sociology worldview are presented to reconstruct the theoretical basis of agricultural extension. It has concluded that at the age of environment, the environmental sociology worldview could be used to paradigm shift for agricultural extension.


Paradigm shift, environmental sociology, Iran, society and environment

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2006
Volume: 4
Issue: 3&4
Category: Environment
Pages: 244-251

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