Transformative learning: new directions in agricultural extension and education

4th – 7th July 2017, Chania (Greece)

23RD EUROPEAN SEMINAR
ON EXTENSION (AND) EDUCATION

Programme

Last minutes changes in conference programme:

Round table “NEGOTIATING PERCEPTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE CHANGE – THE POWER OF VISUAL LEARNING
chair: Elske van de Fliert, on Friday 13:00-14:30

Round table “BUILDING EVIDENCE, INFORMING POLICY MAKING A CASE FORINCLUSIVE RURAL COMMUNICATION SERVICES”,
chair: Elske van de Fliert, on Wednesday 13:00-14:30

Water Conflict Crisis in Iran's Agriculture: A New Intervention for AgriculturalExtension System, by Masoud Bijani & Dariush Hayati
is transferred to session “
EXTENSION & ENVIROMENTAL ISSUES 1” on Wednesday at 09:00-10:30.

ESEE 2017 CONFERENCE DETAILED SESSION PROGRAMME

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Session Title EXTENSION ORGANISATION - REORGANISATION 1

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Pythagoras; Tuesday, July 4│16:00-17:30

Chair Josef Kania

·           It is Nice to Get a (Advisory) Package

Zdravko Tusek, Hrvoje Horvat, Milan Husnjak, Matija Cabrajec, Vedrana Kustek, Letizia Antonella Vukorep

·           "Hope Project (HP)" as a Strategy for Knowledge Management in the Agricultural Parcels of Fars Province, Iran

Arman Bakhshi-Jahromi, Hamid-Reza Ebrahimi, Afsaneh Dirin-SamimiFard  

·           Factors Affecting Adoption of Pressurized Irrigation Technology among Olive Farms, Iran

Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari, Nima Nejadrezaei, Mina Sadeghzadeh, Anastasios Michailidis

·           Green Extension for Green Agriculture

Tayfun Çukur

 

Session Title PARTICIPATORY APPROACHES AND PRACTICES 1

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Socrates; Tuesday, July 4│16:00-17:30

Chair Andrea Knierim

·           Can We Strategically Manage Multistakeholder Innovation Processes in Agriculture? Insights from Case Studies in Burkina Faso

Aurelie Toillier, Eveline Compaore, Kola Prosper

·           How Do Farmers and Financial Management Advisors Engage? Findings from a Case Study in the New Zealand Dairy Sector

Aniek E.W.M. Hilkens, Janet I. Reid, Laurens W.A. Klerkx, David I. Gray  

·           Problem Formulation, Problem Characteristics and a Need for Competence - Case Studies of Advisory Services in Norway

Gunn-Turid Kvam, Bjørn Gunnar Hansen, Egil Petter Stræte

·           Co-design and Sustainable Development at the Heart of the Evolution of the Agricultural Extension System in Tunisia

Najwa AlAadrah

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Session Title EXTENSION ORGANISATION - REORGANISATION 2

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Pythagoras; Wednesday, July 5│09:00-10:30

Chair Josef Kania

·           Extending Extension Education: New Roles for Agricultural Extension Services in Changing Societies and Economies

Milan Slavík, M. Rolls

·           Evaluating Extension Systems Using a Systems Approach: A Comparative Study in Greece, Italy and Slovenia

Evagelos D. Lioutas, Chrysanthi Charatsari, Majda Černič Istenič, Marcello De Rosa, Giuseppe La Rocca  

·           Problems at Farm Extension and Advisory System in Armenia

Gagik Sardaryan, Sona Telunts, Vardan Aghbalyan, Vahe Mambreyan

·           The Experiences of the Transforming Extension Training in Hungary

József Kozári, Krisztina Tóth, Attila Németh, András Vér

Session Title PARTICIPATORY APPROACHES AND PRACTICES 2

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Socrates; Wednesday, July 5│09:00-10:30

Chair Andrea Knierim

·           Integrating Co-innovation into Research Translation: Developing a Stakeholder-driven Methodology

Julie Ingram, Pete Gaskell, Jane Mills, Janet Dwyer, Pieter de Wolf

·           Who Do Farmers Talk to? How Farmer to Farmer Social Interactions Shaped Dairy Farmers’ Responses to Water Quality Interventions

Heather Collins, Dave Gray, Janet Reid, Nicola Shadbolt, Liz Dooley  

·           Farmer Responsibility and Researcher Learning: Two Sides of the Same Coin? Reflecting on Five Years of Involvement in Farmer Participatory Experimentation. A Case Study from Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

Richard G. Kraaijvanger

 

Session Title EXTENSION & ENVIROMENTAL ISSUES 1

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Democritus; Wednesday, July 5│09:00-10:30

Chair Orhan Özcatalbas

·           Investigating the Role of the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Service (NAERLS) in Promoting Organic Farming in Nigeria

Ezinne Merianchris Emeana, Liz Trenchard, Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz, Siraj Shaikh

·           Impact of Communication Interventions on Farmers' Ecological Knowledge: A Study on Tomato Farmers' Knowledge Regarding Leafminer Moth Pest Ecology in the West of Iran

Esmail Karamidehkordi, Sajad Ahmadi  

·           Modeling the Factors Influencing the Village Officials’ Participation in Rural Environmental Protection in Northern Iran

Mehdi Alikhani Dadoukolaei, Mehdi Charmchian Langerodi, Mohammad Chizari, Heydar Ahangari

·           The Role of Agricultural Extension and Agricultural Education for Sustainability

Orhan Özcatalbas, Muhammad Imran, Gülcin Gurkan, Hanife Durmuş, Tuğba Unlu

 

Session Title UPGRADING & UPSKILLING OF EXTENSION SYSTEMS 1

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Theophrastus; Wednesday, July 5│09:00-10:30

Chair Laurens Klerkx

·           Images and Metaphors as Tools in Communication between Advisors and Farmers

Egil Petter Stræte, Bjørn Gunnar Hansen, Gunn-Turid Kvam

·           “Didactic Intervention”: A Concept to Enable Advisors’ Collectives in Developing Skills to Support a Transition towards Agroecology

Marianne Cerf, Paul Olry

·           Professional and Personal Transformation of Extension Workers through Nonformal Agricultural Education Reform

Esbern Friis-Hansen, Edward Taylor, Deborah Duveskog

·           Capacity for Change: The Common Framework on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems

Delgermaa Chuluunbaatar, Christian Grovermann, Karin Nichterlein

 

Session Title EXTENSION ORGANISATION - REORGANISATION 3

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Pythagoras; Wednesday, July 5│11:00-12:30

Chair Artur Cristóvão

·           Is the Agricultural Extension System in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Needs to Be Reformed? 

Bander M. Alsaghan, Ahmed M. Diab

·           Case Study: What Characterizes a Successful Advisor Visit?

Bjørn Gunnar Hansen, Gunn-Turid Kvam, Egil Petter Stræte

·           The Impact of Recent Changes in Turkey’s Extension System on Agricultural Sector with Respect to 2023 Vision

Fahri Yavuz, M. Sharih Shiwan

·           The Role of Agricultural Extension towards Water Conflicts in the Catchment Area of Urmia Lake, Iran

Maryam Shariatzadeh, Masoud Bijani, Negin Fallah Haghighi, Saeed Jiyan Rajabpoor

 

Session Title PARTICIPATORY APPROACHES AND PRACTICES 3

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Socrates; Wednesday, July 5│11:00-12:30

Chair Monica Gorman

·           Integrating Research and Practice through Knowledge Exchange: a National Agricultural Business Improvement Programme 

E. Smith, L. Petrakas, E. Holdsworth, R. Meredith, P. Dolbear, P. Hill, H. Henderson, J. Stafford, G. Dick, T. Isaac

·           Effecting Change on Farm through Farmer Action Groups: Reducing the Use of Antibiotic Medicines on Dairy Farms

Sarah L. Bolt, Lisa Morgans, Lisa van Dijk, Kristen K. Reyher, Henry Buller, David C.J. Main

·           How to Strengthen Innovation Support Services in European Rural Areas: Lessons Learnt from AgriSpin

G. Faure, A. Knierim, A. Koutsouris, T. Ndah S, S. Audouin, E. Zarokosta, E. Wielinga, B. Triomphe, S. Mathé, L. Temple, K. Heanue

·           Enabling Practice-driven Innovation in the Animal Production Sector

L. van Dijk, H.J. Buller, L.K. MacAllister, P.E. Baker, M. Mul, F. Neijenhuis, M. Plomp, A. Wichman, J. Yngvesson, D. Temple, J. Žák, J. Jozefová, J. Stokes, C.A. Weeks, D.C.J. Main

 

Session Title EXTENSION & ENVIROMENTAL ISSUES 2

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Democritus; Wednesday, July 5│11:00-12:30

Chair Orhan Özcatalbas

·           Building Resilience for Sustainable Food Production through Agricultural Conservation Practices in Anambra State, Nigeria: Implications for Agricultural Extension Services 

Ifeoma Q. Anugwa, Agwu E. Agwu, Audrey R. Ezeh

·           Water Conflict Crisis in Iran's Agriculture: A New Intervention for Agricultural Extension System

Masoud Bijani, Dariush Hayati

·           Analysis of Lock-in Mechanisms: A Case Study on Rice Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Cambodia

Rica Joy Flor, Kry Chhay, Vichet Sorn, Harro Maat, Buyung Hadi

·           A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Climate Change Interventions: Critical Analysis of Climate Change Interventions from a Non-Extension Perspective

Sarah Cardey, Grady Walker, Ros Cornforth, Galine Yanon

 

Session Title UPGRADING & UPSKILLING OF EXTENSION SYSTEMS 2

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Theophrastus; Wednesday, July 5│11:00-12:30

Chair Laurens Klerkx

·           Putting New Wine in Old Bottles: Utilizing an Immersive International Experience to Develop an Interdisciplinary Extension Program in Food Systems 

Tracy Irani, Liz Felter, Shuyang Qu, Timur Momol, Esen Momol, Gail Hansen

·           Using Mixed Methodology in Assessing Community Needs

Suzanna Windon, Amy Elhadi, Deborah Lewis

·           Training as Part of the Capacity Building Ladder in Australian Agriculture

Dominie Wright, Ann Grand, Bill MacLeod, Lynette K Abbott

·           Transformative Learning Through the Development of a Competency-Based Climate Education Program for U.S. County Extension Agents

William G. Hubbard, Dan Geller

 

Session Title EXTENSION ORGANISATION - REORGANISATION 4

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Pythagoras; Wednesday, July 5│13:00-14:30

Chair Artur Cristóvão

·           Evaluation of Forestry Programming Following the Reorganization of the North Carolina, USA Cooperative Extension Service

Robert E. Bardon, Dennis W. Hazel

·           Revitalizing Agricultural Extension in Ontario, Canada: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

Steven Roche, Bronwynne Wilton, Elin Gwyn

·           Hard to Reach Farmers in Ireland – Who Are They and Why Are They Hard to Reach?

Jim Kinsella

 

Session Title EXTENSION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Socrates; Wednesday, July 5│13:00-14:30

Chair Chrysanthi Charatsari

·           Developing Alternative Food Networks: What Strengthens Farmers’ Willingness to Participate in Short Food Supply Chains?

Chrysanthi Charatsari, Fotis Kitsios, Amalia Stafyla, Evagelos D. Lioutas

·           Sustainable Community Development through Innovative Entrepreneurial Actions

E. Vergos, H. Shabanaj

·           Performance of Emerging Service Delivery Agri-enterprises in Supporting Entrepreneurial Dairy Producers – An Exploratory Case Study of a Youth-led Extension Business Model in Kenya

Catherine W. Kilelu, Jan van der Lee, KMPD-SNV-Kenya

·           Decision Making Styles of Farmers: A Case Study of Vegetable Producers in Turkey

Nur Ilkay Abaci, Kürşat Demiryürek

 

Session Title NEGOTIATING PERCEPTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE CHANGE – THE POWER OF VISUAL LEARNING

Session Type Round Table Discussion

Room Democritus; Wednesday, July 5│13:00-14:30

Chair Elske van de Fliert

·           Visual Methods as Options for Communication, Knowledge Exchange and Negotiating Perceptions for Sustainable Change

Loes Witteveen

·           The Digital Farmer Field School

Loes Witteveen, Rico Lie, Margriet Goris, Verina Ingram

·           Movie Making as Praxis: Raising Critical Consciousness in the Anthropocene

Grady Walker

·           Establishing Capacity for Visual Learning towards Sustainable Development – Transdisciplinary Collaboration in Mongolia

Elske van de Fliert, B.Munkhbat, Loes Witteveen

 

Session Title WOMEN AND EXTENSION EDUCATION

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Theophrastus; Wednesday, July 5│13:00-14:30

Chair Maria Partalidou

·           Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour of Rural Women on Household Food Security Issues in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Ifeoma Q. Anugwa, Agwu E. Agwu

·           How Agricultural Advisory Services Can Improve Engagement with Farm Women

Aisling Molloy, Monica Gorman, Jane Kavanagh

·           Women Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Young Farmer Project: Turkish Case

Mucahit Paksoy, Nida Celik

Friday, July 7, 2017

Session Title SPACE FOR AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION – THE AGRISPIN PROJECT

Session Type Round Table Discussion

Room Pythagoras; Friday, July 7│09:00-10:30

Chair Alex Koutsouris

Participants Andrea Knierim, Tom Kelly, Aurelie Toillier, Eelke Wielinga

Session Title EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Socrates; Friday, July 7│09:00-10:30

Chair Michael Kügler

·           The Role of Education in Boosting Transition towards Quality and Sustainable Agriculture

Luca Bartoli, Marcello De Rosa, Elisa Maini, Renato Salvatore

·           Is the Current Educational Landscape Suited for Agroecology?

Lies Debruyne, Laure Triste, Fleur Marchand

·           CECRA - Certificate for European Consultants in Rural Areas. IALBs Rural Advisory Methods Trainings Expand throughout Europe. An Innovation Story

Pablo Asensio

 

Session Title PARTICIPATORY APPROACHES AND PRACTICES 4

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Democritus; Friday, July 7│09:00-10:30

Chair Monica Gorman

·           Opportunities and Challenges of Participatory Approaches in Enhancing Agrobiodiversity

Adanella Rossi, Simona D’Amico, Riccardo Bocci, Gianluca Brunori, Gea Galluzzi

·           Use of Participatory Extension Approach to Establish WAAPP - BUK Value Chain Innovation Platforms (VCIPs) for Sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria

A. Abdullahi, A.U.Yusuf

·           From Information Systems to Innovation Networks in Extension

Kürşat Demiryürek

 

Session Title EXTENSION & INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICTs) 1

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Theophrastus; Friday, July 7│09:00-10:30

Chair Peter Paree

·           Agricultural Education and Extension in the Age of Big Data

Katarzyna Kosior

·           Working out of Interactive Consulting Systems for Implementation of Innovation

Tetyana Kalna-Dubinyuk

·           How to Integrate Open Data with Local Knowledge in Co-designed ICT Solutions?

Mariateresa Lazzaro, Peter Paree, Diego Guidotti, Panagiota Koltsida, Paolo Barberi, Eleni Toli

·           Extension Experts´ Use and Perception of ICT-based Knowledge Platforms: Case from South Wollo, Ethiopia

Fanos Mekonnen Birke, Andrea Knierim, Mamusha Lemma

 

Session Title ADVISOR QUALIFICATION - WHICH COMPETENCES DO RURAL ADVISORS AND INNOVATION MANAGERS NEED TODAY?

Session Type Round Table Discussion

Room Pythagoras; Friday, July 7│11:00-12:30

Chair Pablo Asensio

Participants Tom Kelly, Michael Kügler, Eelke Wielinga

Session Title AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION 1

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Socrates; Friday, July 7│11:00-12:30

Chair Jim Kinsella

·           Characteristics of Agricultural Competence-based Educator

Mahsa Saadvandi, Enayat Abbasi, Homayoun Farhadian, Kiumars Zarafshani

·           The Need of Change in Education of Agricultural Advisors in Hungary

András Vér, Attila Németh, László Gulyás, Krisztina Tóth, József Kozári

·           Teagasc Education Strategic Vision Project

Tony Pettit, Frank Murphy, James Maher, Tom Kelly

·           The Landscape of Creation and Facilitation of Dairy Sheep-Farmers’ Discussion Groups in Stables in Karditsa, Greece

Eleni Zarokosta, Alex Koutsouris

 

Session Title MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Democritus; Friday, July 7│11:00-12:30

Chair Jeff Coutts

·           Catching a Moving Feast – Monitoring and Evaluation of Extension with Multiple Players and Complex Contexts

Jeff Coutts, Neels Botha

·           The Impact of Knowledge Transfer on Farm Level Margins during the Economic Recession

A. Cawley, C. O’Donoghue, K. Heanue, R. Hilliard, M. Sheehan

·           Investigating Features of Chain-wide Sustainability Initiatives Favouring Sustainable Development in Flemish Agriculture

L. Triste, J. Vandenabeele, I. Coteur, H. Cooreman, F. Marchand

·           Assessing the Links between Advisory Services and the Sustainability of Farms

Beatriz Herrera, Maria Gerster-Bentaya, Irene Tzouramani, Andrea Knierim

·           Evaluation of Medium-Long Term Effects of Innovation Interventions in Rural Development Programmes: the Use of FADN

Simona Cristiano, Patrizia Proietti

 

Session Title EXTENSION & INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICTs) 2

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Theophrastus; Friday, July 7│11:00-12:30

Chair George Vlahos

·           A Conceptual Educational Framework for Residents of Faraway Regions by Using a Collaborative Inquiry (CI)

K. Arvanitis, X.Dragotis, D. Papachristos, V. Kavvadias

·           Adoption of the Agricultural Decision Support System CropSAT in Extension: Incentives and Needs

Christina Lundström, Jessica Lindblom, Magnus Ljung

·           Challenges and Opportunities of Online Advisory Services for Dairy Goat Farmers in Northern Norway

Anders I. Mørch, Ingvill Thomassen, André V. Hvidsten

 

Session Title MULTI ACTOR APPROACH: A KEY DEVICE FOR SPEEDING UP INNOVATION

Session Type Round Table Discussion

Room Pythagoras; Friday, July 7│13:00-14:30

Chair Simona Cristiano, Patrizia Proietti

Participants Riccardo Bocci, Lisa van Dijk, Eelke Wielinga, Michael Kuegler

 

Session Title AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION 2

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Socrates; Friday, July 7│13:00-14:30

Chair Jim Kinsella

·           Fishers’ SeaofSkills through an E-learning Platform

N. Nikitakos, V. Unal, T. Dincer, A. Deidun, M. Falzon, D. Papachristos, P. Stavroulakis, A. Gordoa, M. Katechi

·           Strengthening On-Farm Research in Upper Secondary Agricultural Education in Germany

S. Scholz, R. Bloch, U. Knuth, A. M. Häring

·           Entering the Occupational Category of ‘Farmer’: New Pathways through Professional Agricultural Education in Ireland

Justine Deming, Áine Macken-Walsh, Bernadette O’Brien, James Kinsella

·           Perception of Agricultural Advisory Companies’ Educators Regarding the Importance of Professional Competencies in Training Process in Iran

Alireza Norozi,  Enayat Abbasi, Hassan Sadighi

 

Session Title EXTENSION & INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICTs) 3

Session Type Paper Presentation

Room Democritus; Friday, July 7│13:00-14:30

Chair George Vlahos

·           Tuning up a Method for an Appropriate Introduction of the New Paradigm of Sustainable Agriculture Management Inducted by the Innovative High Technology Farming

Fausta Fabbri, Stefania Lombardo, Alessandra Gemmiti, Annamaria Vignini, Daniele Sarri, Luigi Corvo, Marco Vieri

·           Using Local Radio and Podcasts for Agricultural Extension in the West of Ireland

Monica Gorman, Owen Keogh, Pat Clarke, Peter Leonard

·           Online Learning Networks for Rural Extension

Gavin Beever

·           Increasing the Employability of Agriculture Graduates through the Development of Eal Industry Technology Learning Systems: Examining a Case Study in an Online Farm Mapping System (PA Source)

Amy Cosby, Mark Trotter, Ben Jones, Tina Botwright Acuna, Wendy Fasso, Sue Gregory

 

Session Title BUILDING EVIDENCE, INFORMING POLICY – MAKING A CASE FOR INCLUSIVE RURAL COMMUNICATION SERVICES

Session Type Round Table Discussion

Room Theophrastus; Friday, July 7│13:00-14:30

Chair Elske van de Fliert

·           Towards Inclusive Rural Communication Services – Building Evidence

Elske van de Fliert

·           Towards Inclusive Rural Communication Services – Informing Policy

Mario Acunzo

·           A Perspective of Anticipation, Reflexivity, Inclusion and Responsiveness to Study the Sustainability and Impact of Communicative Interventions. Learning from the GRI-RC Study

Loes Witteveen, Sarah Cardey

·           Assessing Changes in Rural Communication Services for Nomadic Herders in Mongolia

Rico Lie, Oleg Nicetic, Elske van de Fliert