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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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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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Burton, Rob J. F. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: Demonstration farming has been an important part of agricultural extension since the first decades of the twentieth century. While Seaman Knapp is often credited with developing demonstration farming, his son acknowledged that the concept has much earlier origins in the nineteenth century development of model/pattern farms. However,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Demonstration Programs, Farm Management, Extension Education
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Spurk, Christoph; Asule, Pamellah; Baah-Ofori, Rebecca; Chikopela, Louis; Diarra, Boubacar; Koch, Carmen – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: Soil fertility is decreasing in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. To mitigate this trend, various agricultural technologies are available, but their uptake by farmers has been low. Perception of the problem, information exposure, and knowledge play a major role in adoption of technologies. This study assessed empirically the levels of…
Descriptors: Soil Science, Agricultural Occupations, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Influences
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Mikwamba, Kingsley; Dessein, Joost; Kambewa, Daimon – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD) was first reported in Malawi in 1997. The major strategy used to deal with BBTD required banana growers to uproot and burn all their bananas and replace them with disease-free imported planting materials. This had limited success only. This paper uses an actor-oriented approach to explain this experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production, Knowledge Level
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Diaz, John M.; Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Kumar Chaudhary, Anil – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: To examine the evaluation competencies extension professionals need to develop and the challenges faced by early career extension professionals when they evaluate their extension education programs. Design: We conducted two studies that utilized a three round Delphi technique to come to consensus on the core program evaluation…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Program Evaluation, Competence
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Njura, Hellen Joseph; Kaberia, Isaac Kubai; Taaliu, Simon Thuranira – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: To investigate the effect of the agricultural teaching approaches employed in secondary schools on skills development for food security in Kenya. Design/Methodology/Approach: Descriptive survey design was employed targeting 46,340 students and 235 agriculture teachers. The actual sample size constituted 490 students in 20 focus discussion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Bulenzibuto Tamubula, Irene; Sseguya, Haroon; Miiro, Richard; Okry, Florent – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: This study assessed the quality of participation in farmer learning video (FLV) production by examining opportunities for actors' participation and the extent of incorporation of their interests. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative case study research design was used through focus group discussions and interviews held with 5 key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participation, Video Technology, Film Production
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Zossou, Espérance; Arouna, Aminou; Diagne, Aliou; Agboh-Noameshie, Rita Afiavi – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: This paper explores the main factors that influence farmers in acquiring agricultural knowledge and adopting technologies with the aim of better understanding the agricultural innovation systems in West Africa. Design/Methodology/Approach: We use data collected between 2013 and 2014 across rice hubs in five West African countries: Benin,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production, Knowledge Level
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