Stages of Development of Agricultural Extension Service in Bosnia and Herzegovina
AbstractThe paper elaborates on the evolution of agricultural extension service development in Bosnia and Hercegovina in the period before and after the 90-ties. In order to make a review of agricultural extension in characteristic periods, historical method of data analysis sourced secondary in combination with analysis and synthesis method. The review was conducted according to a standardized template to nine criteria stating both their advantages and disadvantages. Review of the current state of agricultural extension services by entities has been based on analysis of data from primary and secondary sources and personal observations by author. Results of the research show that the Agricultural Extension Service in Bosnia and Herzegovina has gone through three stages and three different models of extension service development: Technology Transfer Model, The Farm Management Model and The Rural Extension Model. Taking into consideration the problems and weaknesses that were identified some recommendations were made to improve the Bosnia and Herzegovina Agricultural Extension Service performance.