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close this bookBetter Farming Series 43 - Feeding Animals on Straw (FAO, 1995, 30 p.)
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View the documentRate of adoption in different countries
View the documentPractical advice for extension workers and farmers
View the documentAlternative uses of straw
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View the documentSupplementation
View the documentFeeding of treated residues
View the documentProblems in applying technology
View the documentSystematic testing - the small pilot project
View the documentA critical consensus

A critical consensus

Villagers in many parts of the world often operate by consensus. Introducing a new technology is therefore a question of creating a new consensus - it is not enough to demonstrate it to one or two farmers. To swing the consensus in favour of a new technology, a pilot project should arrange for 25 to 50 percent of the farmers to try the new technology successfully. In this manner a critical group of villagers who are confident with the new technology is created.