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

  1. Assessment of the cost-effectiveness of the RIPAT approach.
  2. Impact evaluation of the RIPAT approach: overall effect on hunger and poverty reduction, technical and economic efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability.
  3. The uniqueness of the RIPAT approach in expanding/simplifying access to agricultural extension services in terms of financial and human resources.
  4. Use of field experiments to identify factors that may influence sustainability of the RIPAT approach.

3: Functioning of the RIPAT approach

  1. How do technologies diffuse from the RIPAT groups to the rest of the communities?
  2. What influences (innovatively and effectively) the RIPAT’s approach use through the third to fifth generations?
  3. Group dynamics and decision making in projects applying the RIPAT approach.
  4. Integration of the RIPAT approach with IO&OD and other development models.
  5. Integration of nested markets into the RIPAT approach as a way of solving smallholder farmers’ marketing problems.
  6. How RIPAT approach influences mindset change (sensitization for mindset change and mobilization for taking action).

4: The RIPAT approach and gender 

  1. Gender responsiveness of the RIPAT approach.
  2. Gender dynamics in farmer groups (leadership and participation in decision making).
  3. The contribution of the RIPAT approach to youth employment in Tanzania.

5: Perceptions/attitudes on RIPAT approach

  1. Farmers’ perceptions/attitudes on the RIPAT approach.
  2. Agricultural extension field officers’ attitudes towards the RIPAT approach.
  3. Politicians/government leaders’ perception of the RIPAT approach.
  4. Willingness to pay for services supporting the spreading of RIPAT approach among communities.

6: Sustainability of the RIPAT approach

  1. Sustainability of projects applying the RIPAT approach.
  2. 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.

  1. Prof. Justin K. Urassa (
  2. Prof. Amon Z. Mattee (
  3. Josephine Ng’ang’a (
  4. Dr. Emmanuel T. Malisa (
  5. Dominick E. Ringo (

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.

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