As an international centre of research excellence, the CCRI seminar series aims to encourage and welcome speakers from a broad range of academic, policy and stakeholder backgrounds. The series, which has become an integral component of CCRI, is open to all, and is a flexible vehicle for the dissemination of research and discussion of policy and practice in a broad range of topics such as agriculture, society, food and environmental issues. It offers the individual an opportunity to present their work in a friendly setting, amongst academics that have a genuine passion and interest in the furthering of knowledge.

We often have international speakers that complement the internal and national academics that regularly present research activities which all contribute to knowledge transfer within the region and amongst our extensive networks.

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All seminars begin at 12.15 and take place at the University of Gloucestershire Francis Close Hall Campus, Cheltenham, unless otherwise noted.

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September 2019

Supporting farmers’ adaptive capacity and learning with scientific knowledge: insights from Australia and Indonesia

05/09/2019 at 12:15 - 13:15
University of Gloucestershire, Francis Close Hall Campus Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ United Kingdom + Google Map

This presentation by Julie Ingram introduces concepts and examples of how farmers’ adaptive capacity and learning can be effectively supported with scientific knowledge. Although the A(K)IS framework emphasis linkages between different subsystems (traditionally research, extension and farming) the issue of bridging the gap between science and practice persist. Against this background, multiple concepts and examples of collaborative approaches, which aim to integrate the benefits of farmer-led and science–led innovations, are available. Experiences from two contrasting contexts (Australia and Indonesia) are…

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