Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, North –West University Mafikeng Campus. South Africaoladimeji.email@example.com, Tel: +27183892746, Fax: +27183892748
Abstract: This paper identified and proposed the measurement of indicators that would ascertain effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of extension policy. This is based on the fact that a major problem of organizing agricultural extension in developing countries is the absence of a legal and policy framework for providing service and the determination of the impact of existing framework for extension delivery. This paper explored the procedure for extension policy formulation process, approaches to identifying extension policy indicators, categorization of indicators into cluster and their measurement of indicators. The indicators discussed in this paper were isolated from extension policy studies from different part of the world. From a list of 33 indicators, 5 clusters were identified which include extension effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, capability and accountability with 10, 5, 6, 16 and 5 indicators respectively.
[Oladele O.I. Towards Developing a set of Indices to assess the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Agricultural Extension Policy. Life Sci J 2013;10(1):3309-3314]. (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com.
Keywords: extension policy, indicators, monitoring.