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ERIC Number: ED311210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Agricultural Knowledge System in Israel.
Blum, Abraham
This document describes the agricultural knowledge system (AKS) in Israel, emphasizing the unique features of each of the main subsystems--knowledge policymaking, knowledge generation and knowledge transformation, knowledge exchange and transmission, and knowledge utilization. The following conclusions were reached: (1) in addition to the classic knowledge generation, knowledge exchange, and knowledge utilization subsystems, knowledge policymaking is an important part of the AKS and includes input from knowledge users themselves; (2) the different stages of knowledge generation and exchange are coordinated in an interlocked knowledge management system; (3) knowledge exchange subsystems include the media and farmers, as well as extension agents; (4) a good educational level of users enhances the effectiveness of agricultural knowledge exchange; (5) informal linkages are as important as the formal ones; (6) linkages are especially effective when the AKS is small or when regionalization is well organized; (7) advisors to farmers should be professionals and independent of the government in order to be believed by farmers; and (8) cooperation is an important facilitating factor that enables the user subsystem to have more influence over the system. (A 51-item bibliography concludes the document.) (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel).
Identifiers - Location: Israel