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People in agriculture


Agriculture is a human activity. Without farmers agricultural production does not exist. However, farmers don’t work in a vacuum; they are connected to the world around them in a variety of ways.

Of particular interest to us are:

  • Their decision-making processes in the context of their social, economic and bio-physical environments
  • How they learn about and respond to new technologies and systems
  • How they manage social wellbeing on farms
  • The construction and implementation of innovation systems that encourage the use of new knowledge. 

A sample of the research that focuses on the people in agriculture is profiled here. Much of the research addressing the “people” aspects of agriculture science is embedded in other science projects, just as it should be.