What is it about?
In this study we engaged high school students for a couple of weeks, sending them information on nutrient management. They were instructed to pass on the information that they received to their parents. We then monitored their information sharing. Hence, the conclusion is that they can serve as information mediators (infomediaries) for their parents in accessing information from the Rice Crop Manager.
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Why is it important?
Whilst ICT-enabled platforms are useful sometimes ageing farmers have difficulties using them. This research is all about tapping into the tech-savvy young people to help their farmer-parents benefit from the information from these platforms. The assumption is that improved access to information gives farmers a better chance at improving their rice yields.
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This page is a summary of: Exploring youth engagement in agricultural development: the case of farmers’ children in the Philippines as rice crop manager infomediaries, The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, June 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/1389224x.2019.1629969.
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