Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following:
1: Agricultural extension and rural development approaches in Tanzania
2: Validation of the RIPAT approach
- Assessment of the cost-effectiveness of the RIPAT approach.
- Impact evaluation of the RIPAT approach: overall effect on hunger and poverty reduction, technical and economic efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability.
- The uniqueness of the RIPAT approach in expanding/simplifying access to agricultural extension services in terms of financial and human resources.
- Use of field experiments to identify factors that may influence sustainability of the RIPAT approach.
3: Functioning of the RIPAT approach
- How do technologies diffuse from the RIPAT groups to the rest of the communities?
- What influences (innovatively and effectively) the RIPAT’s approach use through the third to fifth generations?
- Group dynamics and decision making in projects applying the RIPAT approach.
- Integration of the RIPAT approach with IO&OD and other development models.
- Integration of nested markets into the RIPAT approach as a way of solving smallholder farmers’ marketing problems.
- How RIPAT approach influences mindset change (sensitization for mindset change and mobilization for taking action).
4: The RIPAT approach and gender
- Gender responsiveness of the RIPAT approach.
- Gender dynamics in farmer groups (leadership and participation in decision making).
- The contribution of the RIPAT approach to youth employment in Tanzania.
5: Perceptions/attitudes on RIPAT approach
- Farmers’ perceptions/attitudes on the RIPAT approach.
- Agricultural extension field officers’ attitudes towards the RIPAT approach.
- Politicians/government leaders’ perception of the RIPAT approach.
- Willingness to pay for services supporting the spreading of RIPAT approach among communities.
6: Sustainability of the RIPAT approach
- Sustainability of projects applying the RIPAT approach.
- Evolution of the RIPAT approach.
Structure of the book: Each chapter will be between 6,000 - 8,000 words including references. The book will comprise 10 - 12 chapters.
Editors: Prof.Justin K. Urassa, Prof. Amon Z. Mattee, Dr. E.T. Malisa (Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania); Mr. Dominick E. Ringo, Ms. Josephine Ng’ang’a (RECODA, Arusha, Tanzania). There will also be an editor from Denmark.
Originality of the work to be submitted: both empirical research and review masterpieces are invited. All authors should strictly observe rules/regulations/procedures against plagiarism.
Number of authors and format: A maximum of 4 authors will be allowed for a book chapter, but an author may participate in multiple chapters. Therefore, an author or a group of authors may submit more than one chapter.
Estimated publication date: March 2021
Interested authors are invited to send an abstract of a maximum of 500 words to the editors listed below not later than 10th November 2020. The authors of the selected abstracts will then be invited to submit the full chapter.
- Prof. Justin K. Urassa (email@example.com)
- Prof. Amon Z. Mattee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Josephine Ng’ang’a (email@example.com)
- Dr. Emmanuel T. Malisa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dominick E. Ringo (email@example.com)
Please note the following:
- Your proposal should include contact information (full name, role, institution, and e-mail address)
- The abstract must be in English and submitted in word format (doc or docx)
- Referencing when writing the book chapter should follow APA style
- Each contribution must be original and should not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.