Extension Practice

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 […]