Rural Innovation Systems

Multi-actor systems as entry points to capacity development : reasons for a revision of intervention logic

Acquaye-Baddoo, Naa-Aku | 2010
  • Author(s): Acquaye-Baddoo, Naa-Aku
  • Publisher: ECDPM etc.]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: rural development, capacity building
It is often assumed that capacity development (CD) starts from within individuals and organisations and then permeates into society. But multi-stakeholder processes (MSPs) can be a more appropriate starting point for CD interventions. SNV facilitators of CD describe their experiences with MSPs.

Agricultural innovation in sub-Saharan Africa : experiences from multiple-stakeholder approaches

Adekunle, A.A. | 2012
  • Author(s): Adekunle, A.A.
  • Publisher: Forum for agricultural research in Africa (FARA)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: agricultural innovations, agricultural research, africa
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) reviewed 21 case studies to further stimulate discussion and understanding of how IAR4D (integrated agriculture research for development) and innovations systems approaches can be used to address the need to increase agricultural productivity.

Integrated agricultural research for development (IAR4D)

Adekunle, A.A. and Hawkins, Richard and Nederlof, Suzanne | 2009
  • Author(s): Adekunle, A.A. and Hawkins, Richard and Nederlof, Suzanne
  • Publisher: Forum for agricultural research in Africa (FARA). Sub-Saharan Africa challenge programme (SSA CP)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: agricultural research, small farms, popular participation, agricultural product marketing, agricultural extension, institution building
The IAR4D concept is explained to promote discussions among all stakeholders along the commodity chain including research, extension, farmers, policy, processors, input and output market, transporters, and agricultural financing agencies.

Factors impinging farmers' use of agriculture technology

Adila Abdullah, Farah and Abu Samah, Bahaman | 2013
  • Author(s): Adila Abdullah, Farah and Abu Samah, Bahaman
  • Publisher: Canadian center of science and education
  • Pages: 120--124
  • Keywords: agricultural extension, agricultural training, technology transfer, asia
This paper aims to explain technology usage among farmers in Malaysia. Farmers’ perceptions and levels of education, extension-workers' knowledge, the management of the extension program, and the physical conditions of the area, were identified as factors that affect technology adoption by farmers.

Rural advisory services worldwide : a synthesis of actors and issues

Adolph, Barbara | 2011
  • Author(s): Adolph, Barbara
  • Publisher: Global forum for rural advisory services (GFRAS)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: agricultural extension, agricultural training, advisory services, international co-operation
The purpose of this report on actors and issues in rural advisory services (RAS) is to provide the required background information and analysis that will enable GFRAS to develop its long-term strategies and work plans in order to fulfil its mission and functions.

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