Competence framework for productivity improvement of smallholder farmers

Research of Chalachew Tarekegne et al is now published in The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. The research is about the development and validation of a competence framework of smallholder farmers who want to improve their productivity. Needless to say that productivity improvement of smallholder farmers in developing countries is key in eradicating hunger and poverty.The competence framework consists of nine roles: 1. Learner; 2. Manager; 3. Communicator; 4. Co-operator; 5. Professional; 6. Innovator; 7. Entrepreneur; 8. Planner; and 9. Producer. These roles fit in six job fields: 1. Pre-planting; 2. During-planting; 3. After-planting; 4. During harvesting; 5. Post-harvesting; and 6. Facilitating all farming activities. For tje the roles and job fields 23 tasks and 25 competencies are defined.

The full reference for the article is: Tarekegne, C., Wesselink, R., Biemans, H.J.A., & Mulder, M. (2021). Developing and validating a competence framework for improving the productivity of smallholder farmers: a case study from Ethiopia. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 27(4), 481-502, DOI: 10.1080/1389224X.2021.1880. The publication can be downloaded here: 2021 Teregne et al – Dev and valid a comp framew f improving prod