L'intégration des savoirs des agriculteurs dans le processus de communication des haies antiérosives au Burundi

Authors: Laroche, Geneviève
Advisor: Olivier, AlainParent, Diane
Abstract: It is well recognized today that farmers’ knowledge must be used in rural development projects to enhance their efficiency, especially in developing countries. The study conducted in Ngozi, Burundi, looked at the influence of four elements of the farmers communication agents system on farmers’ knowledge integration in extension activities of an agroforestry practice. The semi-directed interviews analysis shows that farmers’ knowledge was integrated only when it was consistent with the project’s objectives, enhancing its efficiency and was valued by both farmers and agents. Otherwise, farmer’s knowledge was ignored or rejected by the communication agents. The top-down approach used to conduct the project, as well as the greater perceived value of agents’ knowledge than farmers’ one had a bigger influence on farmers’ knowledge integration than knowledge compatibility and interpersonal relationships. Those two first factors should therefore be considered in order to facilitate farmers’ knowledge integration and make agroforestry projects more suitable and sustainable.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2011
Open Access Date: 17 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/22505
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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