ERIC Number: ED439226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Factors in Sustainable Development: Current and Innovative Livestock and Range Management Practices as Perceived by Cattle-Producing Ejidatarios and Private Cattle Ranchers of Sonora, Mexico. A Summary Report of Research. Department Information Bulletin 99-4.
Hamlett, Peggy J.
A study was conducted to identify and compare livestock production and range management practices currently in use in the Texas/Mexico border corridor, and to determine the acceptance of selected innovative practices among cattle ranchers in the State of Sonora, Mexico. Information was collected from private livestock producers who were members of organizations in three different geographical zones in Sonora and from those who were not members of such organizations. The research described a variety of ranch management and livestock handling techniques in use throughout the region, and identified a number of attributes needed to facilitate the transfer of technology among ranchers in the state. The study concluded that agencies involved in cross-cultural education in the state should be aware of cultural values and language barriers in attempting to diffuse technology. A number of recommendations for action and further research were made. (Contains 55 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Education, Animal Husbandry, Attitudes, Continuing Education, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Farm Management, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Innovation, Linking Agents, Sustainable Development, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico