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Author(s): Aleksandra Płonka, Jakub Piecuch, Piotr Rachwał

Title: Innovations in Agriculture in Poland - the Role of Innovation Broker in the Opinions of Farmers

Source: International Scientific Days 2018 :: Towards Productive, Sustainable and Resilient Global Agriculture and Food Systems :: Proceedings

ISBN: 978-80-7598-180-6


Publisher: Wolters Kluwer ČR, Prague

PY, pages: 2018, 2311-2322

Published on-line: 2018-11-09

Language: eng

Abstract: The main aim of the investigations was an assessment of the state of knowledge and learning farmers’ opinions about agricultural knowledge and information system in Poland. Farmers’ perception of the presence of innovation brokers in the agricultural advisory system and their expectations towards brokers were studied. The main research tool was survey questionnaire, which included several dozen of respondents. Obtained research results corroborated the Authors’ surmises that present system of agricultural advisory in Poland does not bring satisfactory results for farmers, particularly concerning the implementation of innovative solutions on farms. Farmers rightly identified increase in innovativeness as one of the main needs on the way to development of Polish agriculture. Moreover, they positively assessed including so called innovation brokers in the agricultural knowledge and information system. They indicated their key role in dissemination and upgrading knowledge and skills of farmers in relation to the application of innovative solutions in the process of production and farm management.

Keywords: consulting, innovation broker, innovations in agriculture

JEL Classification: O31, O39, Q19

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