Extension Practice

Extension as a Knowledge System

This model of engagement is based on the ideas of knowledge systems being a series of interrelated functions and processes using terms such as knowledge brokering, knowledge translating, knowledge exchange and knowledge mobilisation.  
In 2012, at a conference hosted by the United Nations University – Institute of Water, Environment and health […]

Farming Systems Research

There are numerous definitions and practices around Farming Systems Research (FSR). However, according to the ACIAR definition of Farming Systems Research it is: 

Research related to the smallholder, subsistence-orientated agriculture sector because this is the principal target group for FSR through ACIAR; 
FSR projects are multidisciplinary and holistic in perspective, therefore projects […]

Agricultural Extension Information and Knowledge as Public and Private Goods

Umali and Schwartz developed a schema that categorises agricultural knowledge and information into an economic classification system. This system denotes the character of the knowledge and information and the degree to which farmers are prepared to pay it.  The categorisation is used to inform the appropriate roles for the public […]