Integrating accountability and transparency into the project cycle towards good governance : the role of the extension worker

Mohamed Sayeed, C. ; Pillay, P. ; Reddy, P. S. (2014)

CITATION: Mohamed Sayeed, C., Pillay, P. & Reddy, P. S. 2014. Integrating accountability and transparency into the project cycle towards good governance : the role of the extension worker. South African Journal of Agricultural Extension, 42(1)71-79.

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The overall objective of this paper is to explore the role of Extension Workers in promoting food security within a good governance agenda. This paper views good food security governance as one of the benchmarks for government performance beyond 2015 and is used as a base for examining accountability and transparency measures amongst Extension Workers in the implementation of food security strategies. The authors present a theoretical framework for the interrogation of the role of Extension Workers in the maintenance of accountability and transparency in food security initiatives within South Africa, and conclude that accountability and performance ought to be incorporated into all phases of the project process. Further, the paper concludes that by so doing, Extension Workers will be able to contribute to the achievement of good food security governance.

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