Extension is established as a service to farmers and other agricultural stakeholders, to provide them with the knowledge needed for effective management. Over time it has been given different emphases.

Professor Anne Van den Ban defined it as “Assistance to decision making”, stressing the autonomy of the client.

Pdf: presentations, 2011 KIEV
Wielinga, H.E., (2011): Shifting Roles of Extension. Contribution to the conference “Innovative Processes in Extension: Problems and Prospects”, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the department of Extension Education at the University of Kiev, Ukraine. October 2011.