Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

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| Editors: David M. Kaplan

Farmer-Scientist Knowledge Exchange

  • Julie Ingram
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_68-5



The last 25 years has seen a paradigm shift in the understanding of the nature of knowledge and how it is exchanged in the agricultural context. A changing backdrop, with the move towards multifunctional land management, persistent environmental problems, and the search for sustainable agricultural approaches, has brought new challenges. At the same time, the research agenda on knowledge has changed as an era of positivism, during which science and scientific experts were given unrivaled authority, were challenged by social studies of science that began to question the superiority of scientific knowledge, and value alternative forms of knowledge such as those held by farmers. Theory and practice of knowledge exchange in agriculture have evolved in line with this, shifting from a linear model of knowledge transfer to a perspective that integrates knowledge from multiple...


Scientific Knowledge Local Knowledge Indigenous Knowledge Knowledge Exchange Farmer Field School 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of GloucestershireGloucesterUK