ZONAL INFORMATION AND EXTENSION LIAISON UNIT
RESEARCH EXTENSION â FARMER LINKAGE IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS ZONE
The main objective of the linkage section is to strengthen Research-Extension-Farmer Linkage in the Southern Highlands zone.
Â·Â Â Â To have clientsâ capacity to adopt research technologies built through training of Extension staff and other stakeholders.
Â·Â Â Â To review and document research technologies through preparation and dissemination of posters, leaflets video episodes and radio program s on the released technologies.
Â·Â Â Â To have MAFC research capacity built to respond to clientsâ research Farmers Field days and Farmers forum.
Zonal Information and Extension liaison Unit (ZIELU) is headed by Zonal Information Extension Liaison officer (ZIELO). The unity is strengthened to provide research needs through extension by training community, LGAS and other stake holders.
Under the ZIELU unit, There is a Zonal communication center (ZCC) and its responsibilities are for farmers publicity, communication through newsÂ media ,preparation of video shows, preparation of extension training materials (leaflets ,posters, fliers ,radio ,and videoÂ Â Â episode etc)