Inclusive research for agriculture development: farmers participation and innovation
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Kumar A, Gupta RK, Jat ML, Malik RK, Sidhu HS, Gopal R. 2011. Inclusive research for agriculture development: farmers participation and innovation. In: Resilient food systems for a changing world, Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture Incorporating 3rd Farming Systems Design Conference, Brisbane Australia, 26-29 September, 2011, p 282-283.
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Dissemination or extension of technologies among the farmers is a complex issue. More often than not the scientists, having developed and tested the technologies, are not able to transfer these to the farmers widely. W hy the farmer is not ready to adopt the new technology is an issue that haunts planners and scientists alike. Farmers today need a variety of information about protection, inputs & services (Van den Ban, 1998). Factors such as the size of landholding (Adhiguru et al. , 2009), production system of the farmers and availability of inputs and services affect the information needs of the farmers (Rivera, 1996; Farrington et al., 1997; Planning Commission, 2006). Agricultural extension must be seen as a wider concept, including agricultural and marketing skills, organizing farmers and other stakeholders, developing social capital, sustainable natural resource management and food and livelihood security (Swanson, 2008).