This paper examines the evolution and spread of Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) over the last decade and considers some of the challenges of national implementation of a decentralized process in the public-sector extension system of India.

Despite a wide range of reform initiatives in agricultural extension in India in the past decades, the coverage of, access to, and quality of information provided to marginalized and poor farmers is uneven. This paper aims to ascertain why farmers are not accessing information and where information gaps exist, despite the variety of extension approaches in India.