n Innovation : journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa - Editorial




As Munyua (2011) explains, quoting various authoritative sources, an AKIS links rural people and institutions to promote mutual learning and generate, share and utilise agriculture-related technology, knowledge and information (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and World Bank 2000). It facilitates the interaction of the main agricultural actors such as farmers, agricultural educators, researchers and extensionists, and has the potential to harness knowledge and information from various sources for better farming, improved agricultural growth and livelihoods (World Bank 2004; Rivera, Qamar and Mwandemere 2005: vi).


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