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Charles Francis, James King, Jerry DeWitt, James Bushnell, Leo Lucas. 1990. Participatory strategies for information exchange. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 5 (4): 153-160.

Keywords: why particular strategies? Significant current changes in perspective, changing information environment, technical reduction in communications, new understandings of interactions and connections longer time and expanded space frame of reference, evolutionary change in extension focus, evolving focus in response to changes, view of systems and farming as biological units, renewable resource use efficiency, process approach to solving production constraints, specificity of results and recommendations, diversity of enterprises and products, assuming risks of new technology, concern about community viability, participatory strategies in extension, shared responsibilities in research and extension, farmers as full partners, on-farm and on-station experimental spectrum, model farms and master farmers, decision case method of extension teaching, educational role of land grant universities, other significant players in education, education leads to empowerment, toward a new paradigm in extension

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