Agricultural extension Research Directorate


  • Popularize proven agricultural technologies, knowledge and information based on customer and market need.
  • Establish and coordinate innovation platforms


  • To verify technologies on farmers’ field for promising technologies tested on research fie
    • To popularize proven technologies trough broadcasting, field days, demonstrations, scaling-up activities, manuals, folders, leaflet etc.
  • To coordinate innovation platforms of partners

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Drafts technology transfer plans, coordinates programs and aligns them with the strategic plans of the institute, ensures that they are in conformity with the interest of the public/government and the interests of stakeholders of the Institute;
    • Advises the research management of the Institute on issues related to technology and knowledge transfer, leads the institutional relations with other governmental institutions and technology users;
    • Ensures that the institute’s technology transfer plans and their implementation are in aligned with institutional guidelines and regional research programs, and that collaborative activities are in line with the strategic directions of the Institute;
    • Coordinates the strategic implementation of research technology transfer activities; documents technological information and knowledge; follows up status of technology stock; identifies, through studies, information and technology transfer demands;
    • Engage and coordinate the involvement of governmental and private sector actors through agricultural innovation system to ensures the effectiveness of the regional technology transfer program;
  • Develops study-based procedures and implementation guidelines of technology transfer, develops related strategies on information documentation/organization and technology transfer;
    • Strengthens collaborative works with concerned governmental and private institutions in areas of research, technical support and extension services;
    • Plans, coordinates and monitors the implementation of institutional capacity building activities in technology transfer;
    • Identifies ways and means of helping for and leading in a successful implementation of technology utilization, capacity building activities, and implementation of reform tools, and identifies and offers transformative proposes, and ensures the implementation of productive reform tools;
    • In collaboration with other processes, identifies capacity building needs that could be met locally or abroad, and follows up their implementation;
    • Intensifies, at different levels, relations pertaining to research, technology transfer, technical support and extension services.