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Extension of on-farm research findings: issues from experience in Southern Africa

Author: Low, A.
Author: Seubert, C.
Author: Waterworth, J.
Year: 1991
ISSN: 0258-8587
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/877
Abstract: This paper draws on the experience of on-farm research (OFR) projects in Swaziland and Zambia, in which Training and Visit (T&V) extension methods have been employed. Despite the claims that both OFR and T&V procedures strengthen links between research and extension, the OFR projects in Swaziland and Zambia experienced serious problems with the transfer of some types of information generated by OFR. This paper suggests that improved technology developed by OFR requires a more flexible extension approach, different to that used to extend "correct husbandry practices." Both OFR projects adopted measures to overcome the emerging communication difficulties, and these are among the potential remedies reviewed in the final sections of the paper.
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Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Serie: CIMMYT Economics Working Paper
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Type: Working Paper
Region: Southern Africa
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: iv, 34 pages
Serie Number: 91-3
Country of Focus: Eswatini
Country of Focus: Zambia
Agrovoc: FARMING SYSTEMS
Agrovoc: DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Agrovoc: EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
Agrovoc: FARMING SYSTEMS
Agrovoc: DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Agrovoc: EXTENSION ACTIVITIES


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