Communication problems of advisory services in agriculture and horticulture. The supply of information from data collection for advisory services in agriculture and horticulture. Methods, management and effectiveness of the state agricultural advisory service in Bavaria. (3 papers)
Ziche, J. (et al )
Bayerisches Landwirtschaftliches Jahrbuch 57(Special Issue 2): 47-72
ISSN/ISBN: 0375-8621 Accession: 000842259
The first paper (pp.47-53) outlines the typical problems of the advisory officer in the GFR: understaffing and only 30-40% of time available for actual advisory services, the target group is not clearly identified, the advisor has insufficient independent responsibility and motivation and is not always sufficiently qualified, the problem of whether to passively reply to enquiries or try to provide active help.