Aquaculture extension: Overview and a framework of options. A case study of aquaculture extension planning by a DFID research project in Eastern India.
Recommendations have long been made that uptake pathways should be clearly identified and planned from the outset when projects are designed, and uptake actively promoted. This paper presents a costed needs-assessment for the development and testing of dissemination materials related to outputs from the project ‘Integration of aquaculture into the farming systems in the eastern plateau of India’. The background of the project approach is outlined, followed by an overview of the present aquaculture extension services of the area and the current guidelines for information dissemination. The requirements for reaching the target audience are evaluated, and acosted time schedule for how to most effectively do this presented.