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Wang, Hui-Hui; Bhattacharya, Devarati; Nelson, Bryanna J. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: Global climate change (GCC) impacts agriculture through food production. Promoting the understanding about GCC among agricultural educators is imperative. While substantive research exists for the knowledge, conceptions, and beliefs of science teachers, few studies focus on agriculture educators. This research investigates the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Agricultural Education, Science Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Álvarez-Mingote, Cristina; Moore, Austen; McNamara, Paul – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: Climate-related shocks increasingly stress food systems, making resilience-building among rural communities crucial to food security. The Strengthening Agricultural and Nutrition Extension (SANE) project in Malawi strengthens stakeholder platforms to improve farmers' capacities towards climate change, food security, and community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Extension, Resilience (Psychology), Agricultural Occupations
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Olorunfemi, T. O.; Olorunfemi, O. D.; Oladele, O. I. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: The need to tackle the problem of inadequacy of advisory services on Climate Smart Agricultural Initiatives (CSAI) rendered by extension agents led this study to determine the competency need of extension agents on CSAI using the Borich needs assessment model. Methodology: Data on importance and competence of tasks associated with CSAI…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Needs Assessment, Weighted Scores
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Ramborun, V.; Facknath, S.; Lalljee, B. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: Small holder farmers are highly vulnerable to changes in climate, as they live on a marginal income, and the crops they depend upon are highly affected by climate. This paper seeks to investigate the impact of climate change on farmers' productivity and their adaptive responses to these impacts. Methodology: One hundred and fifteen…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Laborers, Attitudes
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Ahn, Jaehyun; Briers, Gary; Kibriya, Shahriar; Price, Edwin – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: This study explores female-headed households in Grand Bassa, Lofa and Nimba counties to discern Liberia's smallholding, subsistence agriculture. Amid environmental and communal dynamics, addressing factors causing challenges of farming is imperative. Methodology: Using explanatory sequential methods this study collects, explains, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Females, Income
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Ali, Amanda D.; Harder, Amy; Lindsey, Angela; Lundy, Lisa; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: While Extension agents should be ready to deal with recovery efforts, emotional stress can hinder their ability to respond effectively. This study sought to provide overall insights into Florida's Extension agents' ability to engage in post-hurricane response. Design/Methodology/Approach: Resilience and coping literature facilitated a…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Coping, Extension Agents, Natural Disasters
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Knobloch, Neil A.; Charoenmuang, Mingla; Cooperstone, Jessica L.; Patil, Bhimanagouda S. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe faculty and graduate students' motivation and learning experiences in a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary graduate course focused on the nexus of food and nutritional security, hunger, and sustainability. Design/Methodology/Approach: A one-group pre-experimental case study design was used.…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Graduate Students, Food, Hunger
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Bosma, Roel H.; Ha, Tran T. Phung; Hiep, Tong Quoc; Phuong, Nguyen T. Huynh; Ligtenberg, Arend; Rodela, Romina; Bregt, Arnold K. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: Mekong Delta's shrimp farming contributes to socio-economic development but tends to reduce the mangrove area. On the one hand, NGOs advocate balancing ecology and economy, while on the other hand, the Vietnamese government supports intensifying shrimp production. The latter strategy increases shrimp diseases and marginalises…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Educational Games, Food, Foreign Countries
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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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Macken-Walsh, Áine – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: This paper demystifies the processes, methodologies and outputs of three co-design projects, identifying how and to what extent are aims and principles of the multi-actor approach realised and upheld in the field. Implications from the cases for participatory principles are discussed. Design/Methodology/approach: A detailed ethnographic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Extension Education, Intervention, Group Activities
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Hall, Alison; Turner, Lydia; Kilpatrick, Sue – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: To identify and understand factors influencing farmers' decisions to engage with extension activities. To understand farmer segments and how these factors vary in order to develop recommendations for future extension delivery. Methodology: Qualitative data was obtained through semi-structured interviews with 30 Tasmanian dairy farmers.…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Agricultural Occupations, Extension Education, Foreign Countries
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