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Strengthening Collaboration Between Researchers and Practitioners within the Organic Sector in East Africa

Waweru, Esther Wanjiku; Namuwoza, Chariton D.B; Gachanja, Eustace and Gama, Jordan (2015) Strengthening Collaboration Between Researchers and Practitioners within the Organic Sector in East Africa. In: Rahmann, Gerold; Olabiyi, Timothy Ipoola and Olowe, Victor Idowu (Eds.) Achieving Social and Economic Development Through Ecological and Organic Agricultural Alternatives, Proceedings of the Scientific Track, 3rd African Organic Conference, 5 - 9 October 2015, Lagos, Nigeria, pp. 193-196.

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There has been a longstanding debate on how to bridge the gap between research and practice and improve communication between researchers and practitioners. It has been argued by a number of scholars that there are clear divides between academics and practitioners and areas which remain unique to each. However, some experiences show that there are many coinciding areas that both institutions have observed. The objective of the paper is to illustrate the collaboration between the researchers and organic movements and the experiences of knowledge sharing between these actors. In conclusion the experiences from the project show that a collaborative relationship and partnership does serve multiple purposes as well as symbiotic for the partners

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:participatory research, communication, partnership
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2015: 3rd African Organic Conference
International Projects > Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark - DANIDA > Productivity and Growth in Organic Value-chains (ProGrOV)
Deposited By: Waweru, Miss Esther
ID Code:28869
Deposited On:19 Sep 2016 07:34
Last Modified:19 Sep 2016 07:34
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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