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 Galbraith declines to comment in detail on the content of education, deferring to those with more relevant experience. ​ He only says that there is no viable short-cut in attempting to teach advanced agricultural methods to the otherwise uneducated. ​ It has been tried repeatedly and failed. ​ It is through more gradual and subtle processes that education combats accommodation. Galbraith declines to comment in detail on the content of education, deferring to those with more relevant experience. ​ He only says that there is no viable short-cut in attempting to teach advanced agricultural methods to the otherwise uneducated. ​ It has been tried repeatedly and failed. ​ It is through more gradual and subtle processes that education combats accommodation.
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 Two features of agricultural extension programmes are necessary: they must follow improvements in education, not precede them, if they are going to exploit the increased number of farmers rejecting accommodation,​ and they should target those most keen to adopt them rather than trying to reach the poorest, or to attempt universal coverage. ​ This runs contrary to the conventional wisdom: Two features of agricultural extension programmes are necessary: they must follow improvements in education, not precede them, if they are going to exploit the increased number of farmers rejecting accommodation,​ and they should target those most keen to adopt them rather than trying to reach the poorest, or to attempt universal coverage. ​ This runs contrary to the conventional wisdom:
  
-> Nothing in the past has so criticised efforts at agricultural improvement as the charge that "they are reaching only a small minority of producers. ​ They are not reaching the poor farmers. ​ There should be no such effort to reach the indifferent farmers. ​ Agricultural extension should reach only those who resist accommodation... ---page 104 +> Nothing in the past has so criticised efforts at agricultural improvement as the charge that "they are reaching only a small minority of producers. ​ They are not reaching the poor farmers." ​ There should be no such effort to reach the indifferent farmers. ​ Agricultural extension should reach only those who resist accommodation... ---page 104 
  
 ====== The Industrial Escape ====== ====== The Industrial Escape ======
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