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McKee, Brandon H.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Bunch, J. C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Extension educators seek to provide scientific research and perspective to farmers and the public. The connection that Extension educators foster between farmers and consumers can be capitalized upon to build trust and ultimately encourage behavior change through social capital. Agricultural educators have recognized the need for consumers and…
Descriptors: Water, Conservation (Environment), Extension Education, Extension Agents
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Klingen, Klarien Elisabeth; De Graaff, Jan; Botelho, Maria Izabel Vieira; Kessler, Aad – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2012
Purpose: Why do farmers not take better care of their soils? This article aims to give insight into how farmers look at soil quality management. Design/methodology/approach: It analyses diverse land management practices and visions on soils and soil quality of ten agroecological and 14 conventional smallholder farmers in Araponga, Minas Gerais,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hypothesis Testing, Public Policy, Policy Formation
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Ongachi, Wycliffe; Onwonga, Richard; Nyanganga, Hillary; Wangia, Sabina; Chimoita, Evans; Okry, Florent – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
Farmer education and perceptions have been neglected in extension science. Knowledge, attitude and perceptions on technologies are key and first steps in adoption process. While Video Mediated Learning (VML) is a new communication approach currently being promoted as alternative pathway to foster knowledge sharing, Farmer Field Schools (FFS)…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Foreign Countries, Extension Education, Educational Technology
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Noga, Sekondeko Ronnie; Kolawole, Oluwatoyin Dare; Thakadu, Olekae Tsompi; Masunga, Gaseitsiwe Smollie – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2017
Purpose: This article examined how institutional factors influencing the promotion of two elephant crop-raiding deterrent innovations (ECDIs) introduced to farmers through a ministry-based extension system in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, have impacted farmers' adoption behaviour. Methodology: A standardised interview schedule was used to elicit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Farm Management, Agricultural Occupations
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Moeletsi, M. E.; Mellaart, E. A. R.; Mpandeli, N. S.; Hamandawana, H. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2013
Purpose: New innovative ways of communicating agrometeorological information are needed to help farmers, especially subsistence/small-scale farmers, to cope with the high climate variability experienced in most parts of southern Africa. Design/methodology/approach: The article introduces an early warning system for farmers. It utilizes short…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Agriculture, Farm Management, Foreign Countries
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Mittal, Surabhi; Padmaja, Subash Surendran; Ajay, Anurag – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: The key informants in a village setup were studied to understand the existing social and knowledge systems of farmers, their structure, and relationships between different actors. The purpose is to identify different channels of information and use them as a means to disseminate agricultural technologies and related information to…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Agricultural Occupations, Knowledge Level, Foreign Countries
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Dillon, E. J.; Hennessy, T.; Cullinan, J. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2016
Purpose: To examine the role of agricultural education and extension in influencing the adoption of best practice with regard to herd-level mastitis management. Design/Methodology/Approach: Somatic cell count (SCC) is an indicator of herd health with regard to mastitis and is negatively related to productivity and profitability. Panel data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Rural Extension, Best Practices
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Lukuyu, B.; Place, F.; Franzel, S.; Kiptot, E. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2012
Purpose: This paper assesses the effectiveness of volunteer farmer trainers in promoting adoption of agricultural technologies in western Kenya. Specifically, the purpose was to assess the type of information they disseminated, farmer trainers' characteristics desirable to farmer trainees, and how trainees evaluate farmer trainers.…
Descriptors: Trainers, Agricultural Occupations, Volunteers, Agricultural Engineering
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Lamontagne-Godwin, Julien; Williams, Frances; Bandara, Willoru Mudiyansele Palitha Thilakasiri; Appiah-Kubi, Ziporah – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2017
Purpose: Women farmers have less access to extension services than male farmers, even though they make up almost half of the global agricultural workforce. Gender-focused international development programmes have focused on how ensuring women receive better access to advice. However, the quality of the technical advice and the service women…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Extension Education, Case Studies, Gender Differences
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Togbé, Codjo Euloge; Haagsma, Rein; Aoudji, Augustin K. N.; Vodouhê, Simplice D. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2015
Purpose: This study assesses the effect of participatory research on farmers' knowledge and practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Benin. The participatory field experiments were carried out during the 2011-2012 cotton growing season, and focused on the development and application of pest management knowledge. Methodology: A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participatory Research, Agricultural Occupations, Agriculture
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Faysse, Nicolas; Srairi, Mohamed Taher; Errahj, Mostafa – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2012
Purpose: The study investigated to what extent local farmers' organisations are spaces where farmers discuss, learn and innovate. Design/methodology/approach: Two milk collection cooperatives in Morocco were studied. The study analysed the discussion networks, their impacts on farmers' knowledge and innovation, and the performance of collective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperatives, Agricultural Occupations, Knowledge Level
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McDonald, Roberta; Heanue, Kevin; Pierce, Karina; Horan, Brendan – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2016
Purpose: The aims of this paper are to (1) evaluate the main factors influencing grazing system technology adoption among new entrant (NE) dairy farmers within Europe and the Irish pasture-based dairy industry, and (2) to determine the extent to which economic factors influence decision-making around technology adoption and use among NEs to the…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Agricultural Occupations, Decision Making Skills, Technology Uses in Education
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Doll, Julie E.; Reimer, Adam – Journal of Extension, 2017
Increasingly, farmers are looking to private sector advisors to inform their nitrogen decisions, but little is known about these important actors. We held a Sustainable Nitrogen Roundtable workshop to bring together important groups--private sector farm advisors, Extension educators, scientists, and farmers--to discuss new research and more…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Agricultural Occupations, Workshops, Agricultural Production
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Hogge, Jon; Eborn, Ben; Packham, Joel; Findlay, Reed; Harrison, Steve – Journal of Extension, 2017
Farm succession and estate planning pose difficult challenges for farmers. Idaho farmers generally do not have a business succession plan or an estate plan. Due to the complexities of farm management, University of Idaho Extension personnel partnered with the Idaho Barley Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency to…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Extension Education, Retirement, Long Range Planning
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Landini, Fernando – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2016
Purpose: In this paper, the knowledge dynamics of the farmer-rural extensionist' interface were explored from extensionists' perspective with the aim of understanding the matchmaking processes between supply and demand of extension services at the micro-level. Design/methodology/approach: Forty semi-structured interviews were conducted with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Extension, Semi Structured Interviews, Extension Agents
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