Climate advice and extension practice

Exploring causal relations : the societal effects of climate change

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Danish Inst. for International Studies, Copenhagen, Danemark
Dept. of Anthropology, Univ., Copenhagen, Danemark
Waterworlds Research Centre, Univ., Copenhagen, Danemark
Waterworlds Research Centre, Univ., Copenhagen, Danemark

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This paper looks at agricultural extension as an example of a meso-level institution that is frequently assumed to be a major potential implementing partner in climate adaptation efforts, at the same time as it is also often portrayed as a worst-case example of the obstacles encountered in changing the focus of a path dependent bureaucracy. The A. contrasts the perspectives of normative climate adaptation frameworks (exemplified by the 2011 World Resources Report) with what is known about prevailing extension trends and realities. It is suggested that long lists of recommended climate adaptation tasks and technologies may distract from an understanding of the institutional change processes underway within meso-level institutions, wherein the climate agenda would need to be merged with other agendas related to pluralistic, pragmatic, accountable, sustainable and market-oriented rural development.

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Article de monographie

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Geografisk tidsskrift, issn : 1903-2471, 2012, vol. 112, n°. 2, p. 183-193, nombre de pages : 11, Références bibliographiques : 42 ref.

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Pays édition : Danemark, Kobenhavn, Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab

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