Communication for Rural Innovation: Rethinking Agricultural by Cees Leeuwis

By Cees Leeuwis

This significant publication is the re-titled 3rd version of the tremendous good acquired and known Agricultural Extension (van den Ban & Hawkins, 1988, 1996). construction at the prior versions, conversation for Rural Innovation keeps and adapts the insights and conceptual types of price this present day, whereas reflecting many new rules, angles and modes of considering referring to how agricultural extension is taught and carried via today.Since the former version of the booklet, the quantity and kind of agencies that practice communicative techniques to foster swap and improvement in agriculture and source administration has turn into even more diverse and this e-book is aimed toward those that use communique to facilitate switch in agriculture and source administration. conversation for Rural Innovation is key interpreting for strategy facilitators, verbal exchange department body of workers, wisdom managers, education officials, experts, coverage makers, extension experts and executives of agricultural extension or study enterprises. The booklet is additionally used as a complicated creation into problems with communicative intervention at BSc or MSc point.

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1986; Van der Ploeg, 1987; Beck, 1992; see also Chapter 6). Although science has contributed significantly to agricultural change and production increases in high potential areas, its impact in other regions has remained much more limited. Moreover, science-based agriculture in high potential areas was accompanied by a number of serious problems related to, among other topics, the environment and health (see Chapter 1). Furthermore, even in high potential areas scientists regularly produced innovations and recommendations that were of limited use to many farmers.

Part 2: The relationships between human practice, knowledge and communication Part 2 deals with the relationships between human practice, knowledge and communication, and is divided into three chapters. Chapter 5 introduces a conceptual model for understanding why people do what they do, or do not do, at a given point in time, and how this may be influenced by their social and biophysical environment. Several important implications for the theory and practice of communication for innovation are discussed.

Attention is paid to the conceptual and political underpinning of privatisation policies, to diverse forms of privatisation, and to the changing dynamics of innovation processes in emerging ‘knowledge markets’. With regard to the latter, it is argued that, besides positive changes, there are a number of serious risks with regard to the innovative capacity of knowledge networks under privatised conditions. Part 5 of the book closes, (in Chapter 19) with a discussion of co-operation across diverse epistemic and disciplinary communities.

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