In developing countries public sector extension is at crossroads. The changing world environment which focuses on production and productivity is demanding that public sector extension matches up to those criteria. The paper examines public sector extension management using Buford, Bedeian and Linder*s five functions of management; namely, planning, organizing, staffing, leading and influencing and controlling. Critical issues regarding each of the functions are discussed using examples from the Caribbean Agricultural Extension Systems. The paper concludes with some suggestions for addressing the some of the issues raised.


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