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Field advisors as agents of knowledge exchange

A Relu Policy and Practice Note (No. 30) that summarises a research project investigating the field expertise of specialist advisors and their role as knowledge brokers between scientific research and land management.

Year of Publication2011

Field advisors face complex and ever changing calls on their expertise. How do they keep their knowledge up to date in practice and do they act as intermediaries bringing science to the farm? Undoubtedly, advisors actively broker a range of different types of knowledge, besides formal science, as well as generating knowledge themselves ‘on-the-job’.What are the implications for professional training and research, to better equip field advisors for the work they do?

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knowledge exchangeadvisory services
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Harnessing the social and natural sciences for sustainable rural development

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