How can agricultural extension and rural advisory services support agricultural innovation to adapt to climate change in the agriculture sector?

Md Kamruzzaman, Katherine Daniell, Ataharul Chowdhury, Steven Crimp, Helen James

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    Abstract

    Because the climate has been rapidly changing and undermining the sustainability of the agriculture sector, Agricultural Extension and Rural Advisory Services (AERAS) need to rethink their contemporary roles and initiatives. Although enhancing agricultural innovation is considered a key process to increase farm income and ensure sustainability under complex climate-affected development conditions, little is known how AERAS can support the process in the said context. A broad range of literature was reviewed and a deductive coding approach was followed to analyze the literature. The findings suggested numerous transformative roles of AERAS providers supporting agricultural innovation. AERAS providers should extend their mandates and broaden their scopes by connecting and working with multiple actors and groups within and beyond the agriculture sector. They need to support interactions and learning among diversified actors to develop complementary understanding and approaches for collective action for climate change adaptation. The findings highlight the importance of enhancing innovation by AERAS providers for climate change adaptation in the agriculture sector.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)48-62pp
    JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
    Volume1
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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