What is it about?

Participatory extension has been tested and validated since many decades. However, the envisioned positive change of the concept is influenced by development of resistance to change in which case the past trends persist to exist.

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Why is it important?

Our study introduces the Evolutionary Governance Theory, that gives the opportunity to critically analysis the essence of participation, agricultural extension, and decentralization. It inspires planners and policy makers to understand and explain unexpected events and changes.


It is a great opportunity to write this article with founders of the Evolutionary Governance Theory. It is a comprehensive concept that help as a tool in problem identification, planning and envisaging solutions.

Gerba Leta
Digizeitschriften eV

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This page is a summary of: Rhetorics and realities of participation: the Ethiopian agricultural extension system and its participatory turns, Critical Policy Studies, May 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2019.1616212.
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