Address economic benefits: Show that profits will increase as a result of adoption of the practice Continue reading →
Emphasize one-on-one contact. This strategy correlates with farmer willingness to change practices, but adoption of a new technology requires more than a personal conversation and data about the specific situation Continue reading →
Present nutrient application simulations to farmers in a group, to give farmers an opportunity to learn what practices others are using and how they weigh aspects when making decisions about nutrient management.
When involving the public in green space planning:
- Survey public perceptions of stream corridors, including: recreational use, nature and scenery, sanitary and safety maintenance, flooding, stream access, and lighting.
When involving the public in green space planning: use survey responses to group residents according to their interest in recreation, in planning participation, or no interest.
- Develop participation programs suited to each group’s unique characteristics.
Involve target audience in choosing and testing preferred technical approaches to solving a problem Continue reading →
Visual, spatial information is effective in stimulating group discussion when presented as part of a participatory approach.
The choice of type of visual, spatial information to use in an education program depends on the audience. Some prefer pollution modeling, others prefer satellite images and maps or simply the discussion generated by showing models and maps. Continue reading →
A participatory workshop using pollution modeling, satellite images, maps, and discussion, enables farmers to identify pollution prevention efforts that are considered to be within their own control. Farmers may not be willing to adopt measures that lead to lost income, even when they consider the measure to be effective. Continue reading →
Test new educational materials:
- Target educational resources to meet specific needs.