Journal article

Dynamics and distribution of public and private research and extension roles for technological innovation and diffusion: Case studies of the implementation and adaptation of precision farming technologies

C Eastwood, L Klerkx, R Nettle

JOURNAL OF RURAL STUDIES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Precision farming technologies represent an innovation challenge in terms of their diffusion into farming practice, and create a new dynamic for research and extension roles. The purpose of this paper is to examine the interaction and distribution of research and extension roles of public, private, and agricultural industry organizations in precision farming innovation systems. We connect findings to the broader debates on role divisions of public and private research and extension in innovation systems. Two case studies were examined: precision dairy farming in Australia, and the use of automatic milking systems in north-western Europe. A timeline analysis method, underpinned by a functions..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Dairy Australia (Melbourne, Australia) through project at The University of Melbourne


Awarded by Ministry of Primary Industries Primary Growth Partnership funding


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the farmers, researchers and service providers who took part in the studies used in this paper. This research was funded by Dairy Australia (Melbourne, Australia) through the project UM13556 at The University of Melbourne, and by New Zealand dairy farmers through DairyNZ Inc. in partnership with Ministry of Primary Industries Primary Growth Partnership funding (RD1419).