Transfer of Research Based Knowledge in Agriculture in the American Pacific

Project Overview

EW05-007
Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2005: $74,507.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: Western
State: Guam
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Manuel Duguies
Cooperative Extension Service

Annual Reports

Information Products

Commodities

  • Animals: poultry, goats, swine

Practices

  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures

    Abstract:

    Numerous SARE grants and studies have been awarded and conducted in different island sites in the American Pacific region. Many of the grants have valuable information that can provide beneficial solutions to agriculture production across the region.
    However, the dissemination of the results of these studies, research, and demonstrations conducted around American Pacific has been limited to the local site where the grant has been conducted. Because the islands are all scattered in the vast Pacific Ocean, the transfer of knowledge and information is lacking and limited.
    Two regional workshops were conducted on Guam in 2006 and 2007 and one workshop held in the island of Yap. Results of selected grants were written in fact sheet format that is easy to read and understand by agriculture producers. Posters of selected grants were also displayed during the 2007 Pacific Sub-regional conference held on Guam.

    Project objectives:

    The main objectives are to expand the transfer of research based knowledge and information in agriculture that developed from the region. The grant also aims to foster collaboration of agriculture programs of the Pacific Land Grant Institutions through workshops/conferences and producing a compilation of SARE in fact sheet format for easier reading, understanding and hopefully, adaptation by extension agents and farmers.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.