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Volume 15, Issue 4 - Dec 2008
Volume 15, Issue 3 - Sep 2008
Volume 15, Issue 2 - Jun 2008
Volume 15, Issue 1 - Mar 2008
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Rural Development Policy in Spain: Case of LEADER Program in Jerta Valley, Extramadura, Spain
Park, Duk-Byeong ; Lee, Min-Soo ; Son, Eun-Ho ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 15, issue 4, 2008, Pages 551~576
The European Union has an active rural development policy because this helps us to achieve valuable goals for our countryside and for the people who live and work there. Rural development policy involves the cofinancing by the EU and Member States of a variety of measures. Member States decide on the most appropriate measures for their rural areas from a menu of measures proposed at EU level. There are 18 Leader+ programs in Spain. Program supports Local Action Groups which are located in two or more autonomous regions. The Valle del Jerte, located in the northwest of the province of Caceres is one of the districts making up what is known as the Alta Extremadura. The rural development strategy in this area is to overcome the great deficits of the rural world, prevent rural exodus by improving the quality of life of the population,and improve the soicoeconomic environment of the district in order to help create jobs and improve family incomes. Specifically they try to create a mechanism to improve involvement, communication and social cohesion in the district, with a view to improving the internal structure of organizations and establishing rural channels for cooperation between district institutions for integrated development of the district.
The Effects of Residents' Perceptions of Tourism Impact and Conflicts on Residents' Participation in Rural Tourism Village
Joo, Young-Min ; Park, Duk-Byeong ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 15, issue 4, 2008, Pages 577~597
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of residents' perceptions of tourism impact and conflicts on residents' participation in rural tourism village. Method of analysis involves factor analysis and regression analysis in this study. In order to measure the level of perception, three factors(economic benefits, social benefits, social and environmental cost) are derived from the factor analysis. And also in order to measure the level of conflict, two factor(openness of information, leading of operation) are derive from the factor analysis. The result of regression analysis indicate that perceived economic benefits and social benefits are rather greater impacts on residents' participation than social and environmental cost, and also openness of information is rather greater impacts on residents' participation than leading of operation.
Development of Woman Farmers Center Performance Indicators by Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process
Hwang, Dae-Yong ; Kang, Kyeong-Ha ; Gim, Gyung-Mee ; Baek, Min-Hee ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 15, issue 4, 2008, Pages 599~619
The study is to develop indicators for woman famers center using focus group meeting and AHP(Analytic Hierarchy Process), which is a method to derive relative weights for each evaluation indicators. The results of this study are as follows. We determined such as the three indicators that planning establishment(seven), promotion process of work(six), performance of work(nine). We analysed the weights of this indicators by AHP. The relative weights of performance of work was 0.5269, planning establishment 0.2554 and promotion process of work marked 0.2177. It was suggested that further research should be carried out to develop more objective assessment indicators.
Japan's Agricultural Extension and the Impacts of Rural Development
Jang, Myun-Ju ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 15, issue 4, 2008, Pages 621~658
The study uses case study to explore the relations between the Living Improvement Project as a cooperative agricultural extension since 1948 and the Rural Tourism Development as a community development since 1992. And this study aims to examine the extension agent's field activity and tourism impacts to be supported by means of government policies during fifty years.
An Analysis of Social-Psychological Factors that Influence the Intention to Use the Agricultural Information System "LFcenter System"
Hong, Hee-Yeon ; Moon, Jung-Hoon ; Yoo, Chul-Woo ; Choe, Yong-Chan ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 15, issue 4, 2008, Pages 659~681
The purpose of this study is to empirically analyze factors that influence farm managers' intentions to use an agricultural farm management information systems. It focused on "LFcenter System," a leading information system operated by the Rural Development Administration for farm management. Participants of this study are classified into two groups: a group of leading farm managers and a group fo regular farm managers. A total of 192 survey samples on users' intentions are collected; 85 samples from leading farm managers and 107 from regular farm managers. The theoretical background of this study is developed based on Theory of Reasoned Action(TRA), Technology Acceptance Model(TAM), Diffusion of Innovation(DOI), Social Cognitive Theory(SCT), and Theory of Planned Behavior(TPB). Partial Least Squares(PLS) method is used to test a proposed Structural Equation Model(SEM), including nine hypotheses. The differences between two groups are investigated using Smith-Satterthwait test. The findings from this study are: First of all, in terms of average comparison of most variables used in this study, a group of leading farm managers shows higher value that the other group in most cases. Second, hypothesis tests how that "subjective norms", "goal to study", "perceived usefulness", "perceived enjoyment", and "intention to use" significantly influence the intention to use an agricultural management information system in the group of leading farm managers. However, "subjective norms", "goal to study", "perceived ease of use", "perceived usefulness", "perceived enjoyment", and "intention to use" turned out to significantly influence the intention to use an agricultural management information system in the group of regular farms managers. Based on the results of Smith-Satterthwait test, compared with a group of leading farms managers, the impact of "goal to study" on "intention to use" is significantly stronger. On the other hand, in the group of leading farms managers, "perceived usefulness" and "perceived enjoyment" turned out to be main drivers of "intention to use."