Journal article

Enrolling advisers in governing privatised agricultural extension in Australia: challenges and opportunities for the research, development and extension system

Jana-Axinja Paschen, Nicole Reichelt, Barbara King, Margaret Ayre, Ruth Nettle

JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION & EXTENSION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Purpose: Current developments in the Australian agricultural research, development and extension (RD&E) system exemplify the complex governance challenges arising from the international privatisation of agricultural extension. Presenting early challenges emerging from a multi-stakeholder project aimed at stimulating the role of the private advisory sector in the RD&E system, this paper contributes to understanding change dynamics in the RD&E system. Methodology: The project applies action research to assist reframing current RD&E governance arrangements towards an enhanced, pluralistic and collaborative system. This paper uses multi-level transition theory (MLP) to explore the dynamics of ch..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit programme


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit programme [grant number C100001662].