Fostering Inclusive Innovation for Agriculture Knowledge Mobilization in Sri Lanka: A Community-University Partnership Development Project

Gow, Gordon, Waidyanatha, Nuwan, Jayathilake, Chandana, Barlott, Timothy, Hambly, Helen and Mahmuda, Anwar (2015). Fostering Inclusive Innovation for Agriculture Knowledge Mobilization in Sri Lanka: A Community-University Partnership Development Project. In: Gabriela Avram, Fiorella de Cindio and Volkmar Pipek, Proceedings of the Work-In Progress Track of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies. 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, Limerick, Ireland, (5-14). 27-30 June 2015.

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Author Gow, Gordon
Waidyanatha, Nuwan
Jayathilake, Chandana
Barlott, Timothy
Hambly, Helen
Mahmuda, Anwar
Title of paper Fostering Inclusive Innovation for Agriculture Knowledge Mobilization in Sri Lanka: A Community-University Partnership Development Project
Conference name 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies
Conference location Limerick, Ireland
Conference dates 27-30 June 2015
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Work-In Progress Track of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies
Journal name International Reports on Socio-informatics
Place of Publication Bonn, Germany
Publisher International Institute for Socio-Informatics
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISSN 1861-4280
Editor Gabriela Avram
Fiorella de Cindio
Volkmar Pipek
Volume 12
Issue 1
Start page 5
End page 14
Total pages 10
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Mobilization of scientific and indigenous knowledge in support of sustainable agriculture has been identified as a vital activity that faces numerous challenges today, yet constraints and limitations on traditional agricultural extension methods as well as high costs of information provision have been cited as barriers to improving the livelihood of farmers in developing countries, particularly those residing in the lowest socioeconomic category known as ‘base of the pyramid’. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have long been regarded as forces for positive change in agriculture and rural development despite a track record of modest success with many initiatives. This paper describes the approach and initial results of an ongoing initiative involving researchers from Sri Lanka and Canada to create a community-university partnership intended to establish local capacity for inclusive innovation using low cost ICTs that can support knowledge mobilization within agricultural communities of practice. Initial results of the project point toward ‘technology stewardship' as a promising approach for building capacity for local innovation through a community-university research partnership.
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