[PhD’s Corner] Chloé Alexandre: Use of New Information and Communication technologies for Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS): which effects on AEAS conception and provision? Which effects on producers’ learning processes?

Chloé Alexandre is one of the #DigitAg co-funded PhDs

Use of New Information and Communication technologies for Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS): which effects on AEAS conception and provision? Which effects on producers’ learning processes?

  • Start Date: November 2017
  • University: MUSE Montpellier University of Excellence / Institut Agro-Montpellier SupAgro
  • PhD School: EDEG Montpellier
  • Field(s): Management Sciences
  • Co-supervisors : Guy Faure (Cirad, UMR Innovation) & Sophie Mignon (Université de Montpellier, MRM)
  • Funding: #DigitAg – Cirad
  • Research Project: Dispositif de Recherche en Partenariat ASAP (Burkina/Mali/Côte d’Ivoire) – https://www.dp-asap.org/
  • #DigitAg: Co-fundex PhD – Axis 1 & 2 – Challenge 5

Keywords: ICT, Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services, AEAS, learning processes

Abstract: The objective of this PhD thesis is to understand the extent to which NICT-based EAS can impact advisors’ as well as producers’ organisations and producers’ practices. This calls for an analysis of the changes induced by new agricultural advisory services using ICT on EAS design, and ultimately on farmers’ learning processes. The study will focus primarily on initiatives developed in West Africa, and more especially those in Burkina Faso.

Contact:  chloe.alexandre [AT] cirad.fr – 04 67 61 71 18

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Scientific papers

Nubukpo, Kako, Ludovic Temple, et Chloé Alexandre. 2020. Innovation numérique et transformation structurelle des économies africaines francophones, opportunités risquées pour le développement ? Technologie et innovation 5 (3)

Papers at international conferences

Alexandre, Chloé, Toillier, Aurélie et Mignon Sophie. Deconstructing the myth of multi-actor partnerships by assessing farmer organizations’ capacity to innovate in open environments, World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) 7th edition, Dec 2020, Berkeley, United States

Alexandre, Chloé (2018), Technologies de l’information et La Communication et Accompagnement Des Agriculteurs En Afrique de l’Ouest : Quelles Nouvelles Configurations Des Services de Conseil Agricole ? Proposition d’une Grille d’analyse, Conférence RRI, Nîmes, Atelier « Changements Organisationnels et Conseil : Nouvelles Formes d’accompagnement Du Processus d’innovations », 17p.

Alexandre, Chloé (2019) Emergence du numérique et transformations des services de conseil agricole au Burkina Faso, Symposium AgriNumA, Dakar, April 28