Portable Extension Office for Program Literature Exchange (PEOPLE)

Project Overview

EW98-011
Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1998: $41,360.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $18,400.00
Region: Western
State: Guam
Principal Investigator:
Dr. L. Robert (Bob) Barber, Jr.
University of Guam Cooperative Extension Service

Commodities

Not commodity specific

Practices

  • Education and Training: extension

    Abstract:

    PEOPLE Summary

    Regional Extension personnel were surveyed to determine their need for printed extension materials. Regional, national and international publications (primarily digital) were located, frequently digitized into PDF format, and organized into a CD. The CD was disseminated to participating islands, and to hundreds of other individuals and institutions. Based on feedback, the navigation was improved and content substantially increased.

    Equipment needs of participating institutions, for print-on-demand capability were supplied. An improved CD was distributed and a website mirroring the CD at www.uog.edu/cals/people was developed. The website and CD update and distribution are supported by Guam Cooperative Extension utilizing local funds.

    Project objectives:

    • 1. To identify, obtain and disseminate literature, in digital format, developed through extension programs in the Pacific and Caribbean regions and the U. S. mainland, that relate to tropical sustainable agriculture issues and practices.2. To institutional capabilities to publish and disseminate information that is uniquely relevant to the region.

      3. To develop staff skills, at each of nine sites, regarding the use of the equipment, software and information resources to enable effective site specific implementation of “print on demand” program literature exchange.

      4. To determine the extent to which guide sheets and other forms of instructional media distributed through out the region has a positive impact on the development of tropical sustainable agriculture in the region.

    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.