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Title: Improving our STAMINA : exploring the relationships between farmers, natural scientists and social scientists in cross-disciplinary, upland arable land research
Author: Holmes, A. R.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 9518
Awarding Body: Cranfield University
Current Institution: Cranfield University
Date of Award: 2008
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There have been increasing concerns about predicted climate change and a growing emphasis by governing bodies, such as the EU, on a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to technology development, which encourages and facilitates the active participation of end-users. STAMINA was an EU funded research project, which was developed to assess and model the risks and adaptation capacity of farming systems in hilly arable areas. An essential goal of the project was to establish dialogue with potential users of the new STAMINA technology, i.e. farmers, and include their perceptions in the production of a computer support tool aimed to aid decision making processes. This thesis was designed to facilitate this goal by developing a better understanding of farmers and scientists and the different types of knowledge that each 'ould contribute. The broad aim was to identify the constraints to the successful development, as well as the subsequent uptake and adoption, of the STAMINA inology in upland, arable areas of the UK.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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