Global networks in local agriculture: A framework for negotiation

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Taylor & Francis Group, LLC


Improving knowledge networks and enhancing negotiations between local farmers, community organizations, research centers, and non-governmental organizations are very important for technology transfer. Researchers need to be more aware of how decisions are made and how knowledge is passed from farmer to farmer, in order to fully understand the local networks and how best to implement sustainable agricultural practices. Understanding knowledge networks will help promote technological change in agriculture, which can increase agricultural productivity and help support food security and income generation for the long-term.



Farmer field schools, Social learning, Local NGOs, Farmer to farmer, Sustainable agriculture, Local knowledge, Adoption of innovations, Adaptive management, Globalization, Innovation, Knowledge networks, Local agriculture, Negotiation, Social networks, Technological change, Technology transfer, Farm/Enterprise Scale


Journal of Agricultural & Food Information 12(1): 23-39