Napier, T. L., & Sommers, D. G. (1996) Finding 1

Assure that intervention programs are relevant to perceived needs of farmers, relevant to cultural milieu of subgroups, and relevant to specific environmental needs:

  • Cultural and farm-structure differences must be considered when intervention strategies are developed to bring about behavioral changes among specific groups
  • Potential Mennonite adaptors have to be convinced that adoption of conservation tillage will be profitable and not threaten the values of the collective group

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