The Relevance of Rural People's Knowledge for Re-Orienting Extension, Research and Training: a Case Study From Northern Ghana

Publication year: 
1993

It focuses on rural people's knowledge in terms of small farmer experimentation in cereal and tubers in Northern Ghana. An alternative paradigm is proposed for farmer analysis and action which departs from existing strategies by proposing an integration of research, extension and farmer sub-systems. It also emphazises a dialogical process in which farmer-led discussions dictate the pace of experimentation and influence the outcomes considerably. The resultant 'tool box' evolved by all actors, makes it more appropriate and sustainable for local situations.

Interest groups: 
Agriculturalists, anthropologists and fieldworkers, as well as researchers and those working at the community and project level.
Source publication information
Volume: 
Vol.1 (No.2)
Pages: 
pp. 41-61
In: 
Rural People's Knowledge, Agricultural Research and Extension Practice - Africa Papers.
Publisher
IIED Sustainable Agriculture Programme
IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H ODD, UK
London
Editor: 
IIED
Publisher reference: 
IIED Sustainable Agriculture Programme

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