عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Agricultural extension and education includes services which assist farm people, through educational procedures, in improving farming methods and techniques, increasing production efficiency and income, enhancing their levels of living and lifting the social and educational standards of rural life and it can also play an effective role in agricultural development and improvement of rural areas. This study analyzed the performance of agricultural extension and education in provinces of Iran, based on 26 indices in six groups using Morris model. The study results showed that Development Index (DI) of agricultural extension and education services varied from 2.58 to 39.69 in different provinces; those provinces of Markazi, Yazd and Kermanshah had the highest and Sistan and Baluchestan, Tehran and Hormozgan had the lowest rate of service-benefiting; most of the provinces had not a favorable situation in terms of agricultural extension and education services so that none of them was placed in ‘very good’ level; seven provinces were in ‘good’, fifteen in ‘middle’ and eight in ‘weak’ levels.