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dc.creatorMunyua, Hilda Mantema.
dc.creatorStilwell, Christine.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-30T12:54:04Z
dc.date.available2014-06-30T12:54:04Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationStilwell, C., Munyua, H. 2013. A theoretical framework for the study of agricultural knowledge and information systems in a developing country. Mousaion 31 (2), pp. 29-57.
dc.identifier.issn00272639
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/10986
dc.description.abstractWith poverty and hunger growing in sub-Saharan Africa, increased agricultural productivity is urgently required. Agricultural extension services should improve their delivery to those small-scale farmers who play a key role in production. There is a need to build on previous research focusing on the integration and sharing of knowledge from different sources, and into the role of small-scale farmers in an agricultural knowledge and information system (AKIS). Studying an AKIS requires a broad theoretical framework to explain its different facets comprehensively. This article reviews perspectives, theories, concepts and models for studying the AKIS of small-scale farmers. A critical review and analysis of the literature, it offers a holistic theoretical framework to underpin research, to ensure a deep understanding of the complexities of the AKIS of such farmers in a developing country.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUNISAen
dc.subject.otherAgricultural knowledge and information systems; Cynefin framework; knowledge and information systems; Meyer’s model; sense-making; social capital; soft systems; Wilson’s modelen
dc.titleA theoretical framework for the study of agricultural knowledge and information systems in a developing country.en
dc.typePeer reviewed journal articleen


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