The components of the Portuguese agricultural knowledge and information system (AKIS) aligned to the EU-Agri-link project: an observational review/critique


  • Timothy Leonard Koehnen



The major objective of this document is to present the advisory and extension systems, agricultural education and rural and agricultural research as it integrates with the Agricultural Knowledge and Information System (AKIS) in Portugal through a literature review of documented research including EU projects and first level data. The review also presents and describes the data collected surrounding the regions, Douro and Lezíria do Tejo in the Agri-Link research project related to innovation and the social and economic networks. The overview reflection is composed of seven parts: 1) An Introduction and Research Methods; 2) Agri-Link Project Results: Farm Advisory and Extension SystemS and Extension Methods for the Lezíria do Tejo and Douro Regions with Triangulation Considerations; 3) The Approaches for Agricultural Extension in the Two Project Regions; 4) Perspectives on the Transformation of Agricultural Extension Servces in the AKIS; 5) AKIS Considerations 6) Conclusion and Policy Implications for Portugal and References. The secondary purpose of the document is to describe the AKIS components in Portugal as well as the pluralistic agricultural extension system. The overall strengths and weaknesses in the Portuguese AKIS presented through past and present research about the agricultural reality. The EU-FAS (farm advisory system) implementation process by the Directorate of Agriculture and Rural Development (DGADR) is shown as well completed. The review contradicts the political reach of the EU-FAS in Portugal for small scale family farms.



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