The effects of changing regional "Knowledge and Innovation Transfer System" on Italien farmers' strategies

S. Pascucci, T. de Magistris

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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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-754
JournalAgricultural Systems
Volume104
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • multivariate probit model
  • rural-development
  • extension

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