Power dynamics and representation in innovation platforms

Cullen, B and Tucker, J and Homann-Kee Tui, S (2013) Power dynamics and representation in innovation platforms. Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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The farmers in Gebugesa village spent the whole day planting elephant grass seedlings on several hectares of grazing land. The next day, they came back and uprooted all the seedlings. Why? They had been told to plant the seedlings by government extension agents who were members of an innovation platform in Ethiopia. Other members of the platform—officials from the Bureau of Agriculture—had to meet national government targets for soil and water conservation, so pressured the platform to mobilize farmers to plant the grass and enclose the area. The farmers agreed to plant the grass, but were afraid that the fencing would stop them grazing their animals and that poorer people would not be able to collect dung for fuel.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
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Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 04:45
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 06:21
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/7332
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