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Tata, Joyous S.; McNamara, Paul E. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: The study was carried out to assess the impact of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Skills for Marketing and Rural Transformation (SMART) skills and Farmbook information communication technology (ICT) on agricultural extension service delivery by front-line extension officers in two counties in Kenya. The second objective was to assess…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Extension Education
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Bisseleua, D. H. B.; Idrissou, L.; Olurotimi, P.; Ogunniyi, A.; Mignouna, D.; Bamire, S. A. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: In this paper, we explore the strategic role of Multi-stakeholder processes (MSP) in agricultural innovations and how it has impacted livelihood assets' (LAs) capital dynamics of stakeholders in platforms in West Africa. Design/Methodology/Approach: We demonstrate how LA capitals and socio-economic dynamics induced by MSP can enhance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Production, Innovation
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Fielke, Simon J.; Botha, Neels; Reid, Janet; Gray, David; Blackett, Paula; Park, Nicola; Williams, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: This paper highlights important lessons for co-innovation drawn from three ex-post case study innovation projects implemented within three sub-sectors of the primary industry sector in New Zealand. Design/methodology/approach: The characteristics that fostered co-innovation in each innovation project case study were identified from…
Descriptors: Agricultural Engineering, Innovation, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews
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Weyori, Alirah Emmanuel; Amare, Mulubrhan; Garming, Hildegard; Waibel, Hermann – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: We assess farm technology adoption in an integrated analysis of social networks and innovation in plantain production in Ghana. The paper explores the strength of social networks in the agricultural innovation systems (AISs) and the effect of AISs on adoption of improved farm technology. Methodology/Approach: The paper uses social network…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Social Networks, Social Capital, Innovation
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Lyne, Michael C.; Jonas, Nomonde; Ortmann, Gerald F. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: This study evaluates the impact of an outsourced extension service delivered by Lima Rural Development Foundation (Lima) in the Umzimkhulu district of South Africa. The evaluation is conducted at both the household and program levels. Design/methodology/approach: Household impacts were estimated using two-stage regression with…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Eating Habits, Agricultural Occupations, Income
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Sanya, Losira Nasirumbi; Sseguya, Haroon; Kyazze, Florence Birungi; Baguma, Yona; Kibwika, Paul – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: We examine the nature of networks through which new hybrid banana varieties (HBVs) in Uganda are developed, and how different actors engage in the technology development process. Design/methodology/approach: We collected the data through 20 key informant interviews and 5 focus group discussions with actors involved in the process. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Focus Groups, Agricultural Occupations
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Brown, Brendan; Llewellyn, Rick; Nuberg, Ian – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: To explore why substantial agricultural information gaps persist in African smallholder farming communities and how to reduce them. Design/methodology/approach: Using conservation agriculture (CA) as a case study, we deeply explore with 29 smallholder farmers why they are yet to obtain sufficient information to enable practice evaluation.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Access to Information, Conservation (Environment), Access to Education
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Ochieng, Justus; Knerr, Beatrice; Owuor, George; Ouma, Emily – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: Several development organisations have implemented programs to enhance smallholder farmers' crop productivity and market access through collective action with mixed results. Therefore, this study examines the drivers of success of collective action initiatives as a pathway to improving farmers marketing performance using data from Rwanda…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Agribusiness, Agricultural Production
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McKillop, Jessica; Heanue, Kevin; Kinsella, Jim – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: Research on young farmers traditionally focused on the future of the agricultural sector or else compared the innovativeness, efficiency or entrepreneurialism of young to older farmers. By contrast, this paper examines the differences in innovation within young farmers. Methodology: Innovativeness is defined here as the adoption of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Innovation, Factor Analysis
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Westbrooke, Victoria; Guenther, Meike; Bewsell, Denise; Greer, Glen – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: Meat processing companies have the potential to raise farm and sector productivity by directly working with farmers. This study assesses how commercial companies can undertake the roles of innovation intermediaries to increase productivity in New Zealand's sheep and beef sector. Design/methodology/approach: This study uses a case study…
Descriptors: Food Service, Foreign Countries, Productivity, Case Studies
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Nuthall, P. L.; Old, K. M. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2017
Purpose: Despite the benefits of early planning for business succession, and plan implementation, many owners/managers fail to act expeditiously. Factors such as a reluctance to accept ageing, a concern over the risks involved and inappropriate objectives may be causative. This research moves towards explaining this reluctance and, consequently,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Farm Management, Planning
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Ramesh, P.; Reddy, K. M.; Rao, R. V. S.; Dhandapani, A.; Siva, G. Samba; Ramakrishna, A. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2017
Purpose: The present study was undertaken to assess academic achievement, teaching aptitude and research attitude of Indian agricultural universities' faculty, to predict indicators for successful teachers and researchers, and thereby enhancing the quality of higher agricultural education. Methodology: Five hundred faculty members were selected to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Personality Traits, College Faculty, Agricultural Colleges
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Abbey, Lord; Dowsett, Eric; Sullivan, Jan – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2017
Purpose: Problem-based learning (PBL), a relatively novel teaching and learning process in horticulture, was investigated. Proper application of PBL can potentially create a learning context that enhances student learning. Design/Methodology/Approach: Students worked on two complex ill-structured problems: (1) to produce fresh baby greens for a…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Horticulture, Agricultural Education, Student Attitudes
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Muthoni, Rachel Andriatsitohaina; Miiro, Richard Fred – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2017
Purpose: This study determined the extent to which transfer of training among trainees from national partners of an international bean research network in Africa was perceived to have taken place; including determining the factors that predicted transfer of training back to the job. Methodology/approach: Online data collection using the Learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, International Programs, Agriculture
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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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