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Appropriate opportunities as well as appropriate technology

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Roling, Niels (main author)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
1984
Published:
International
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
adoption, adoption process, appropriate technology, diffusion, extension, extension communication, farmers, information issues, information needs, small farmers, technological advancement, technology transfer
Notes:
INTERPAKS, Reviews how the agricultural extension agent has dealt with the process of technology transfer and the categories of farmers affected by the diffusion process. Discusses CIMMYT's model of grouping rural populations into homogenous target categories to develop appropriate technologies and the influence it has had on the process of technology development. Points out that strategies intended to assist small farmers depend as much on the creation of appropriate opportunities as on the creation of appropriate technologies.