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Record number 414657
Title The effects of changing regional "Knowledge and Innovation Transfer System" on Italien farmers' strategies
Author(s) Pascucci, S.; Magistris, T. de
Source Agricultural Systems 104 (2011)9. - ISSN 0308-521X - p. 746 - 754.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2011.07.005
Department(s) Management Studies
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) multivariate probit model - rural-development - extension
Abstract The aim of this paper is to identify and assess the role played by innovative extension services in affecting farmers’ strategy. More specifically we implement a multivariate probit model to evaluate the effects of different types of extension services introduced by a reform in the domain of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS) in Italy. The results show that both generalist and specialized services could play a major role in farmers’ value creation strategies. They also confirm that different strategies for creating value are jointly implemented. Finally, they show that a further improvement in the quality of public provision of extension services within regional AKIS and a greater (systemic) interaction between farmers, rural actors and local networks should be supported
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