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ERIC Number: EJ828086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1389-224X
The Perceptions of Extension Agents and Researchers Concerning the Effectiveness of Joint Extension-Research Plans in Lorestan and Kermanshah Provinces, Iran
Movahedi, Reza; Chizari, Mohammad; Breazeale, Don
Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, v13 n4 p301-310 Dec 2007
In order to improve the agricultural extension system of a country it is essential to link research units and extension activities. In this regard, one of the approaches, which are currently being carried out in Iran, is a joint research-extension plan (JREP). These plans were originally initiated in 1998 with the following objectives: 1) to establish linkages between the extension and research systems; 2) to provide extension agents and researchers with pertinent research findings; and 3) to adapt joint plans to actual on-farm conditions. The research method used in this study was a descriptive and analytic survey utilizing correlation, descriptive, and comparative analysis as the data processing methods. A questionnaire with 74 forced-choice and two open-ended questions was utilized. The findings of this study indicate that joint plans are more readily adapted to working with larger farmers than with smaller-scale farmers. The results also revealed that joint plans were useful in promoting collaboration between extension workers and researchers. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran