Perception of Farmers about a Pilot Extension Project (LEADS) in two Districts of Kerala

Preethu K Paul, G. S. Sreedaya, Dhanusha Balakrishnan


Lead Farmer Centered Extension Advisory and Delivery Services (LEADS) is a pilot extension system revolving around Lead farmer – Satellite farmer concept on an Agro Ecological Zone basis within a district. The present study was conducted in the Kollam and Palakkad districts of Kerala state to compare the perception level of the farmers towards LEADS regarding the effectiveness in implementation of LEADS of both districts. From the study conducted, it was clear that the perception of farmers was found to be more in Kollam than in Palakkad district in terms of effectiveness of the extension system.


Pilot extension project; LEADS; Perception; Perception Index; lead farmers; satellite farmers; Kerala

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