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Book chapter - Peer-reviewed, 2012

Learning in European agricultural and rural networks

Hubert, Bernard; Ison, R.L; Sriskandarajah, Nadarajah; Blackmore, Christine; Cerf, Marianne; Avelange, Isabelle; Barbier, Marc; Steyaert, Patrick


Six key themes that emerged from the European Union (EU) funded LEARNing project designed to develop and test a systemic approach to research practice are reported. The focus was on the learning and knowing processes experienced by individuals, groups and institutions that emerges from collective action and results in changes in practices or in the potential to change practices of those involved. The authors, drawn by the idea that the key to understanding knowledge is to be found in ‘how we know what we know’, or, in other words, in the processes of ‘learning and knowing’ present these themes: processes, theory, evaluation, institutionalisation and social and professional practice as a basis for further innovation in the conduct of R&D and as a basis for future capability-building of researchers.

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Book title: Farming Systems Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic
ISBN: 978-94-007-4502-5
Publisher: Springer

Authors' information

Hubert, Bernard
National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)
Ison, R.L
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development
Blackmore, Christine
Cerf, Marianne
National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)
Avelange, Isabelle
National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)
Barbier, Marc
National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)
Steyaert, Patrick
National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG4 Quality education

UKÄ Subject classification

Other Agricultural Sciences not elsewhere specified

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