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Wijaya, Atika; Offermans, Astrid – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: To provide farmers with access to salient knowledge on sustainability that could contribute positively to farmers' livelihoods, there is a need for knowledge facilitators. This paper examines the role of public extension workers as boundary workers in Indonesia on sustainable agriculture and challenges around them.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Extension Agents, Sustainability
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Probst, L.; Ndah, H. T.; Rodrigues, P.; Basch, G.; Coulibaly, K.; Schuler, J. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: To develop a transformative learning process around the potential for innovation of technologies such as Conservation Agriculture. Design/methodology/approach: We applied principles of Transformative Learning and Communicative Action theories to design a learning process structured by the Qualitative Expert Assessment Tool for…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Processes, Agricultural Education, Instructional Design
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Birke, Fanos Mekonnen; Lemma, Mamusha; Knierim, Andrea – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: This study examines how agricultural extension experts use Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in extension organizations and how they perceive their usefulness for agriculture extension delivery in Ethiopia. Design/Methodology/approach: An exploratory case study was conducted on 'Agricultural Knowledge Centers' (AKCs) in four…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Males, Extension Agents, Case Studies
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Deming, Justine; Macken-Walsh, Áine; O'Brien, Bernadette; Kinsella, James – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: Understand the emergence of new potential career trajectories in the liberalised Irish dairy farming sector through analysis of the narratives of students of a Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management. Design/methodology/approach: A review of the literature highlights that entry to a working life in agriculture has been characterised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Agricultural Occupations
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Rice, Michelle Jane; Apgar, Jane Marina; Schwarz, Anne-Maree; Saeni, Enly; Teioli, Helen – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: This paper examines if and how agricultural researchers and extension officers can see, understand and change processes that exclude some people and influence marginalisation. Design and methodology: We used participatory action research (PAR) in a programme building sustainable farming practices for nutrition and income in Solomon…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Social Bias
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Gorman, Monica – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: This paper argues the rationale for a model of reflective practice in the formation of young agricultural advisors and to use this model to inform a wider discussion on the importance of the different levels of reflection in agricultural extension higher education. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents a model of four reflective…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Higher Education, Agricultural Education, Faculty Development
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Cristiano, Simona; Proietti, Patrizia – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: This study explores the potential of the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) to assess the technical, economic and environmental effects of cooperative innovation projects at farm level. Design/Methodology/Approach: The analysis of the FADN potential relies on the classification of innovations and the co-identification, through the Most…
Descriptors: Innovation, Agricultural Occupations, Classification, Networks
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Cawley, A.; O'Donoghue, C.; Heanue, K.; Hilliard, R.; Sheehan, M. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: The impact of agricultural knowledge transfer (KT) is related to the access to and the quality of services available. Within this context, the allocation of resources in terms of KT offices and the number of advisers are important considerations for understanding KT impact. This quantitative study evaluates the impact of KT resources on…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production
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Herrera, Beatriz; Gerster-Bentaya, Maria; Tzouramani, Irene; Knierim, Andrea – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: This study explores the use of advisory services by farm managers and its linkages with the economic, environmental and social performance of farms. Design/methodology/approach: Using cluster analysis we determined groups of farms according to their sustainability performance and explored the correlations between contacts with advisory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Agricultural Occupations, Correlation
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Lioutas, Evagelos D.; Charatsari, Chrysanthi; Cernic Istenic, Majda; La Rocca, Giuseppe; De Rosa, Marcello – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: Considering current debates on ecosystem services' effectiveness and the AIS/AKIS functioning, in this study we suggest a new, systemic way to evaluate extension systems (ESs). Using this model, we compared the effectiveness of ESs in three countries with essential differences but also characteristic similarities in their agricultural…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Rural Extension, Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations
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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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