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  • Bentley, J., Kondwani, R. U. and Van Mele, P. 2016. Malawi DJs distribute videos to farmers. Agro-Insight and Access Agriculture, pp. 49. Read paper  ›
  • Bentley, J. 2016. The Luo translations: farmer learning videos in northern Uganda. Agro-Insight, Belgium, pp.50. Read paper  ›
  • Van Mele, P., Bentley, J., Md. Harun-ar-Rashid, Okry, F. and van Mourik, T. 2016. Letting information flow: Distributing farmer training videos through existing networks. Indian Journal of Ecology, 43 (Special Issue-1): 545-551. Read paper  ›
  • Bentley, J., Van Mele, P., Harun-ar-Rashid and Krupnik, T. 2015. Distributing and showing farmer learning videos in Bangladesh. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 1-19. Read paper  ›
  • Bentley, J., Van Mele, P., Zoundji, G. and Guindo, S. 2014. Social innovations triggered by videos: Evidence from Mali. Agro-Insight, Belgium, pp. 27. Read paper  ›
  • Bentley, J., Van Mele, P., Okry, F. and Zossou, E. 2014. Videos that speak for themselves: when non-extensionists show agricultural videos to large audiences. Development in Practice 24(7), 921-929. Read paper  ›
  • Bentley, J., Van Mele, P., Touré, S. and van Mourik, T. 2013. Fighting striga and improving soil fertility with videos in Mali. Agro-Insight, Ghent, pp. 21. Read paper  ›
  • Bentley, J., Van Mele, P. and Harun-ar-Rashid 2013. The Story of a Video on Mechanical Seeders in Bangladesh: "If we are convinced, we will buy it". MEAS Case Study # 6, Michigan State University, pp. 28. Read paper  ›
  • Van Mele, P., Wanvoeke, J., Rodgers, J. and McKay, B. 2013. Innovative and effective ways to enhance rural learning in Africa. In: Wopereis, M., Johnson, D., Ahmadi, N., Tollens, E. and Jalloh, A. (eds.) Realizing Africa's Rice Promise. CABI Publishing, 366-377. Read paper  ›
  • Bentley, J., Van Mele, P. and Musimami, G. 2013. The Mud on Their Legs – Farmer to Farmer Videos in Uganda. MEAS Case Study #3, Michigan State University, pp. 26. Read paper  ›
  • Okry, F., Van Mele, P. and Houinsou, F. 2013. Forging new partnerships: Lessons from the dissemination of agricultural training videos in Benin. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 1-21. Read paper  ›
  • Bentley, J. and Boa, E. 2013. The snowman outline: fact sheets by extensionists for farmers. Development in Practice 23(3), 440-448. Read paper  ›
  • Van Mele, P. 2013. Desperately seeking content: Why service providers increasingly search for quality agricultural training videos. Paper presented at the International Conference on Innovations in Extension and Advisory Services. Nairobi, Kenya, 15-18 November 2011: CTA. Read paper  ›
  • Danielsen S, Boa E, Mafabi M, Mutebi E, Reeder R, Kabeere F, Karyeija R. 2012. Using plant clinic registers to assess the quality of diagnoses and advice given to farmers: a case study from Uganda. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension : 1-19. DOI:10.1080/1389224X.2012.741528
  • Zossou, E., Van Mele, P., Wanvoeke, J. and Lebailly, P. 2012. Participatory impact assessment of rice parboiling videos with women in Benin. Experimental Agriculture 48(3), 438-447. Read article ›
  • Zossou, E., Vodouhe, D.S., Van Mele, P. and Lebailly, P. 2012. Linking farmers’ access to rural radio, gender and livelihoods: case study of rice processors in Benin. Paper presented at the Third IAALD Africa Chapter Conference. Johannesburg, South Africa, 21-23 May 2012. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J.W., Boa, E., Almendras, F., Franco, P., Antezana, O., Díaz, O., Franco J., and Villarroel, J. 2011 How farmers benefit from plant clinics: An impact study in Bolivia. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 9(3):393-408. Read article  ›
  • Bentley, J., Van Mele, P., Kibwika, P., Atta Diallo, H., Oduor, G., Romney, D. and Williams, F. 2011. AGRA Extension Support Function Country Reports. CABI, Nairobi, 172 pp. Read report  ›
  • Boa E. 2011. Rapid responses to new plant diseases: the use of Going Public to monitor the spread of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt and control Napier Grass Stunt in East Africa. Acta Horticulturae 879: 705-716. Read article  ›
  • Danielsen S, Centeno J, López J, Lezama L, Varela G, Castillo P, Narváez C, Zeledón I, Pavon F, Boa E. 2011. Innovations in plant health services in Nicaragua: from grassroots experiment to a systems approach. Journal of International Development 24 (2).
  • Van Mele, P. 2011. Video-mediated farmer-to-farmer learning for sustainable agriculture. A scoping study for SDC, SAI Platform and GFRAS. Agro-Insight, Ghent, Belgium, 47 pp. Read report  ›
  • Van Mele, P., Bentley, J.W., Dacko, R.M., Yattara, K. and Acheampong, G.K. 2011. Attitude counts: engaging with rice farmers in West Africa. Development in Practice, 21(6), 806-821. Read article ›
  • Chowdhury, A.H., Van Mele, P. and Hauser, M. 2011. Contribution of farmer-to-farmer video to capital assets building: Evidence from Bangladesh. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 35(4), 408–435. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J. and Van Mele, P. 2011. Sharing ideas between cultures. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 9(1), 258-263. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J.W., Van Mele, P. and Acheampong, G.K. 2010. Experimental by nature: rice farmers in Ghana. Human Organization, 69(2), 129-137. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P., Wanvoeke, J. and Zossou, E. 2010. Enhancing rural learning, linkages and institutions: the rice videos in Africa. Development in Practice, 20(3), 414-421. Read article ›
  • Zossou, E., Van Mele, P., Vodouhe, S.D. and Wanvoeke, J. 2010. Women groups formed in response to public video screenings on rice processing in Benin. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 8(4), 271-278. Read article ›
  • Chowdhury, A.H., Van Mele, P. and Hauser, M. 2010. Learning through moving pictures: Farmer-to-farmer video to stimulate farmers' innovations about botanical and alternative pest management practices in Bangladesh. Tropentag, September 14-16, 2010, Zurich. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P. 2010. Zooming-in, zooming-out: Farmer education videos: Are we getting it right? Rural Development News, Vol 1/2010, 23-26. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P., Wanvoeke, J., Akakpo, C., Dacko, R.M., Ceesay, M., Béavogui, L. and Anyang, R. 2010. Videos bridging Asia and Africa: Overcoming cultural and institutional barriers in technology-mediated rural learning. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 16(1), 75-87. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J.W. 2009. Impact of IPM extension for smallholder farmers in the tropics, pages 333-346. In Integrated Pest Management: Dissemination and Impact, R. Peshin and A.K. Dhawan (Eds). New York: Springer. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J.W. 2009. The right message and method. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 7(2):79–80. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J.W., Boa, E., Danielsen, S., Franco, P., Antezana, O., Villarroel, B., Rodríguez, H., Ferrrufino, J., Franco, J., Pereira, R., Herbas, J., Díaz, O., Lino, V., Villarroel, J., Almendras, F., and Colque, S. 2009. Plant health clinics in Bolivia 2000-2009: Operations and preliminary results. Food Security 1(3), 371-386. Read article ›
  • Boa E. 2009. Plant Healthcare for poor farmers around the world: gathering demand and innovative responses In Knowledge and Technology Transfer for Plant Pathology, edited by N. V. Hardwick and M. Guillano: Springer Netherlands. Read article ›
  • Boa E. 2009. How the Global Plant Clinic began. Outlooks on Pest Management 20: 112-116. Read article ›
  • Sherwood, S. and Bentley, J.W. 2009. Katalysis: Helping Andean farmers adapt to climate change. Participatory Learning and Action 60, 65-75. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P. 2009. Strengthening Rural Extension. In I. Scoones and J. Thompson (eds) Farmer First Revisited: Innovation for Agricultural Research and Development. London: Practical Action Publications, pp. 207-212. Read article ›
  • Dalohoun, D.N., Hall, A. and Van Mele, P. 2009. Entrepreneurship as driver of a 'Self-Organizing System of Innovation': the case of NERICA in Benin. International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 8(2), 87-101. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P. and Reece, J.D. 2009. The changing roles of international agricultural research centres. Tropentag, Hamburg, October 6-8. Read article ›
  • Chowdhury, A.H., Van Mele, P. and Hauser, M. 2009. Contribution of farmer-to-farmer video to food security: Evidence from Bangladesh. Tropentag, Hamburg, October 6-8. Read article ›
  • Zossou, E., Van Mele, P., Vodouhe, S.D. and Wanvoeke, J. 2009. The power of video to trigger innovation: rice processing in central Benin. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 7(2), 119-129. Read article ›
  • Zossou, E., Van Mele, P., Vodouhe, S.D. and Wanvoeke, J. 2009. Comparing farmer-to-farmer video with workshops to train rural women in improved rice parboiling in Central Benin. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 15(4), 329-339. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J.W. and Thiele, G. 2008. On the road to change: Writing the history of technologies in Bolivia. Participatory Learning and Action 58(1), 113-120. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P. 2008. Multiple approaches to enhance communication between rice farmers, service providers and scientists. Outlooks on Pest Management, 19(6), 260-263. Read article ›
  • Salahuddin, A., Van Mele, P. and Magor, N. 2008. Pro-poor values in agricultural research management: PETRRA experiences in practice. Development in Practice, 18(4&5): 619-626. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J.W., Boa, E., Danielsen, S., and Zakaria, A.K.M. 2007. Plant clinics for healthy crops. Leisa Magazine 23(4), 16-17. (Also available in Spanish, French, Chinese and Indonesian). Read article ›
  • Bentley, J.W., Barea, O., Priou, S., Equise H., and Thiele, G. 2007. Comparing farmer field schools, community workshops, and radio: Teaching Bolivian farmers about bacterial wilt of potato. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education 14(3), 45-61. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J.W., Velasco, C., Rodríguez, F., Oros, R., Botello, R., Webb, W., Devaux, A., and Thiele, G. 2007. Unspoken demands for farm technology. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 5(1):70-84. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P., Zakaria, A.K.M., Hosne-Ara-Begum, Harun-Ar-Rashid and Magor, N.P. 2007. Videos that strengthen rural women's capability to innovate. Communication for Development and Social Change, 1(3), 273-293. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J.W. 2006. Folk Experiments. Agriculture and Human Values 23(4), 451-462. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J.W., Priou, S., Aley, P., Correa, J., Torres, R., Equise, H., Quiruchi J.L. and Barea, O. 2006 Method, creativity and CIALs. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology 5(1), 90-105. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P. 2006. Zooming-in, zooming-out: a novel method to scale up local innovations and sustainable technologies. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 4(2), 131-142. Read article ›
  • Okry, F. and Van Mele, P. 2006. Documenting, validating and scaling-up local innovations: Recent experiences from the Africa Rice Center (WARDA). LEISA Magazine, 22(3), 14-15. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N.P. 2006. Innovations in project documentation. Rural Development News, 1, 39-45. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P. 2006. Photographs from the field. Rural Development News, 1, 46-47. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P. 2006. Learning through writing. LEISA Magazine, 22(1), 24-25. Read article ›
  • Badrul, A., Magor, N.P. and Van Mele, P. 2005. Pump it up: developing a pro-poor mobile pump market. In: Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N. (eds.) Innovations in Rural Extension: Case Studies from Bangladesh. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, pp. 157-168. Read article ›
  • Bashar, M.K., Salahuddin, A. and Van Mele, P. 2005. Building a rice seed network. In: Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N. (eds.) Innovations in Rural Extension: Case Studies from Bangladesh. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, pp. 209-220. Read article ›
  • Saleque, M.A., Harun-Ar-Rashid, Van Mele, P. and Bentley, J. 2005. Village soil fertility maps. In: Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N. (eds.) Innovations in Rural Extension: Case Studies from Bangladesh. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, pp. 89-102. Read article ›
  • Nash, P. and Van Mele, P. 2005. Going Public: a quick way to share ideas with communities. In: Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N. (eds.) Innovations in Rural Extension: Case Studies from Bangladesh. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, pp. 103-114. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P., Zakaria, A.K.M., Nasrin, R., Chakroborty, B. and Rodgers, J. 2005. Bringing science to life: video development for women-to women extension. In: Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N. (eds.) Innovations in Rural Extension: Case Studies from Bangladesh. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, pp. 49-60. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P., Zakaria, A.K.M. and Bentley, J. 2005. Watch and learn: video communication for appropriate technologies. In: Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N. (eds.) Innovations in Rural Extension: Case Studies from Bangladesh. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, pp. 77-88. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Jabbar, M.A. 2005. Grameen Seed: Grameen experiments with a pro-poor seed innovation system. In: Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N. (eds.) Innovations in Rural Extension: Case Studies from Bangladesh. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, pp. 233-244. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J. and Van Mele, P. 2005. Creative learning methods. In: Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N. (eds.) Innovations in Rural Extension: Case Studies from Bangladesh. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, pp. 63-76. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P. 2005. Farmseed: putting farmers at the heart of the seed production and distribution system. In: Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N. (eds.) Innovations in Rural Extension: Case Studies from Bangladesh. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, pp. 221-232. Read article ›
  • Samsuzzaman, S. and Van Mele, P. 2005. Innovating with federations: community institutions take the lead in seed marketing. In: Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N. (eds.) Innovations in Rural Extension: Case Studies from Bangladesh. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, pp. 245-254. Read article ›
  • Latifun Nessa, H. and Van Mele, P. 2005. Breaking down barriers: women-led group extension. In: Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N. (eds.) Innovations in Rural Extension: Case Studies from Bangladesh. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, pp. 29-39. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N. 2005. People and pro-poor innovation systems. In: Van Mele, P., Salahuddin, A. and Magor, N. (eds.) Innovations in Rural Extension: Case Studies from Bangladesh. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, pp. 257-296. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P. and Braun, A. 2005. The importance of methodological diversity in research and development innovation systems. In: Gonsalves, J., Becker, T., Braun, A., Campilan, D. de Chavez, H., Fajber, E., Kapiriri, M., Rivaca-Caminade, J. and R. Vernooy (eds.) Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management. A Sourcebook. Vol. 1 Understanding Participatory Research and Development. CIP/UPWARD, Philippines, pp. 51-56. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P. and Zakaria, A.K.M. 2005. The Innovation Tree: visualizing dynamics in the community innovation system. In: Gonsalves, J., Becker, T., Braun, A., Campilan, D. de Chavez, H., Fajber, E., Kapiriri, M., Rivaca-Caminade, J. and R. Vernooy (eds.) Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management. A Sourcebook. Vol. 3 Doing Participatory Research and Development. CIP/UPWARD, Philippines, pp. 66-71. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P. and Zakaria, A.K.M. 2005. From concept to impact: developing and communicating multipurpose seed drying tables in Bangladesh. In: Gonsalves, J., Becker, T., Braun, A., Campilan, D. de Chavez, H., Fajber, E., Kapiriri, M., Rivaca-Caminade, J. and R. Vernooy (eds.) Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management. A Sourcebook. Vol. 3 Doing Participatory Research and Development. CIP/UPWARD, Philippines, pp. 91-105. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P. and Braun, A. 2005. Methodological diversity and creativity in agricultural innovation systems. PLA Notes, 53, 74-79. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J., Boa, E., Van Mele, P., Almanza, J., Vasques, D. and Eguino, S. 2003. Going Public: a new extension method. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 1(2), 108-123. Read article ›
  • Van Mele, P. and Zakaria, A.K.M. 2002. The Innovation Tree: a new PRA tool to reveal the innovation adoption and diffusion process. PLA Notes, 45, 54-58. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J. and Baker, P.S. 2000. The Colombian coffee growers' federation: organised, successful smallholder farmers for 70 years. Agricultural Research & Extension Network Paper 100, 9. Read article ›
  • Bentley, J. W. 1994. Facts, Fantasies and Failures of Farmer Participatory Research. Agriculture and Human Values 11(2&3),140-150. Read article ›