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dc.contributorSurendran Padmaja, Subashen_US
dc.contributorAjay, Anuragen_US
dc.creatorMittal, Surabhien_US
dc.identifier.citationSurabhi Mittal, Subash Surendran Padmaja, Anurag Ajay. (9/7/2018). Agricultural information and knowledge network in rural India: a case of Bihar. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 24 (5).en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The key informants in a village setup were studied to understand the existing social and knowledge systems of farmers, their structure, and relationships between different actors. The purpose is to identify different channels of information and use them as a means to disseminate agricultural technologies and related information to farmers. Design: We use the network map analysis in a case study approach as a tool to demonstrate the linkages between the key actors and stakeholders in the information network of farmers. Findings: The government institutions are well networked among themselves but have limited interactions with non-government sources. Farmers in Bihar have strong linkages with few network actors, who are important nodes in the social knowledge network. The study showed heterogeneity and complexity in the network shape and structure across different districts. Practical Implications: Knowledge networks and social networks are the drivers of information sharing and play a significant role in the diffusion of agricultural technology and related knowledge. Understanding these networks provides a platform for introducing the agricultural technologies and getting connected to a wider group of farming communities. Theoretical Implications: The study shows that the network is formed by different actors and their role determine the nature and shape of the network. Knowledge of this heterogeneity is important in designing or revamping agricultural information systems. Originality: Information and knowledge networks are least explored in the agricultural information dissemination process. Some studies have shown the role of actors and social networks, but this study uniquely explores and presents the heterogeneity of these networks.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Onlineen_US
dc.sourceThe Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension;24,(2018)en_US
dc.titleAgricultural information and knowledge network in rural India: a case of Biharen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idMittal, Surabhi: 0000-0002-2179-4714en_US
cg.subject.agrovocnetwork analysisen_US
cg.subject.agrovocsocial networksen_US
cg.subject.agrovocinformation needsen_US
cg.contributor.centerCornell University - CORNELLen_US
cg.contributor.centerIndian Council of Agricultural Research, National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research - ICAR-NIAPen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Wheat - WHEATen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.projectCRP WHEAT Phase IIen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US

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