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Record number 393260
Title Building knowledge systems for sustainable agriculture: Supporting private advisors to adequately address sustainable farm management in regular service contacts
Author(s) Klerkx, L.W.A.; Jansen, J.
Source In: Proceedings of the 9th European IFSA Symposium, 4-7 July 2010, Vienna, Austria. - Vienna : IFSA Europe - ISBN 9783200019089 - p. 75 - 84.
Event Vienna : IFSA Europe - ISBN 9783200019089 9th European IFSA Symposium, Vienna, Austria, 2010-07-04/2010-07-07
Department(s) Communication Science
WASS
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2010
Abstract Advisory service provisioning on sustainability issues such as the environment and food safety is considered suboptimal in privatised pluralistic agricultural extension systems. Hence policy measures have been proposed to stimulate farmer demand for such sustainable farm management advice (pull measures), and to build capacity amongst private advisors (push measures). Awareness building is a prerequisite to create demand for such services and appears more important than economic incentives. However, a lack of awareness may not be the main problem: the broader institutional context may not be conducive to a proactive approach to addressing sustainable farm management if regulatory frameworks are unclear. Keywords: environmental protection, nutrient management, food safety, mastitis, public goods, advisors, sustainable farm management
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