Highlighting mental perception gaps between professional and farm of three conservation agricultural treatments:A focus on tribal villages of Kendjuhar, India and the Himalayan foothills of Nepal

dc.contributor.authorLai, Cynthiaen
dc.contributor.authorChan-Halbrendt, Catherineen
dc.contributor.authorHalbrendt, Jacquelineen
dc.contributor.authorRay, Chittaranjanen
dc.contributor.authorNaik, D.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialHonoluluen
dc.coverage.spatialHawaiien
dc.coverage.spatialOdishaen
dc.coverage.spatialIndiaen
dc.coverage.temporal2011 - 2013en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:30:13Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:30:13Zen
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.description.abstractThe dissemination of information from professional to farmer regarding new and innovative agricultural practices has never been so important. With increasing global pressures of population, limited natural resources and climate change, marginal land conditions are having an increasing impact on agricultural productivity. As professionals are working on developing innovative solutions via Conservation Agricultural Production Systems (CAPS), capacity building and information dissemination have become a more significant topic in research and practice today. In the Northern tribal villages of India and the mid-hills of Nepal, smallholder, subsistence farmers, are struggling to produce crops on their minimal 2-hectare on average plots. Due to their isolation, reliance on traditional knowledge and practices, and increasing environmental and external pressures, farmers are limited in new knowledge and approaches to enhance agricultural productivity. This paper reviews 2 specific case studies (Lai et al., 2011, unpublished results; Reed et al., 2012, unpublished results) on the utilization of the Analytical Hierarchy Process to quantify and prioritize farmers’ and then professionals’ mental perceptions. Specifically, of their preference of introduced CAPS programs as they relate to specific criteria (Profit, Labor Saving, Yield and Soil Environmental Benefits) and the goal of improved income. Discussion and enhancement via literature reveals the tradeoffs of what farmers consider to be important for technology adoption next to the professionals’ who developed them. This paper highlights the mental perception gaps between professionals and farmers and the limitations to farmer adoption to better understand why farmers do not adopt in order to provide recommendations to extension professionals, NGOs, scientists and government looking to explore within this field.en
dc.description.notesLTRA-11 (CAPS among tribal societies in India and Nepal)en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/vnd.ms-powerpointen
dc.identifier6630en
dc.identifier.citationPresented at the International Conference on Frontiers in Conservation Agriculture in South Asia and Beyond (F-CASA), Kathmandu, Nepal, 26 March 2013en
dc.identifier.other6630_Cynth_CASA_Presentation.pptxen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/70128en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherHonolulu, HI: University of Hawaii, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Managementen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectParticipatory processesen
dc.subjectConservation agricultureen
dc.subjectSmall-scale farmingen
dc.subjectSustainable agricultureen
dc.subjectAdoption of innovationsen
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectHonoluluen
dc.subjectHawaiien
dc.subjectpokharaen
dc.subjectThumkaen
dc.subjectHyrakrangen
dc.subjectKhola Gaunen
dc.subjectNepalen
dc.subjectOdishaen
dc.subjectIndiaen
dc.subjectAnalytic hierarchy processen
dc.subjectField Scaleen
dc.titleHighlighting mental perception gaps between professional and farm of three conservation agricultural treatments:A focus on tribal villages of Kendjuhar, India and the Himalayan foothills of Nepalen
dc.typePresentationen
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