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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 2650-2659

Detection and Mapping of Actor Linkages in Women led Agricultural Innovation System (AIS)
Rema Das*
Department of Agricultural Extension, Rabindra Nath Tagore Agriculture College, Deoghar, BAU, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand-814157, India
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Identification of the key actors is vital to trace out the drivers of change in an innovation system. Analysis of actor linkage looks at their needs, interest, objectives, power and relationships. The efficiency and capacity of an agricultural innovation system can be strengthened by creating strong linkage between researchers, educationists, extension agents, farmers and other stakeholders of the system. Agricultural interventions often fail because the actors are not given enough consideration. Hence, the present study aims to detect and map the actor linkages in an agricultural innovation system to envisage the role, relationship and interactions among the actors of change. The present study was conducted at Cooch Behar district of West Bengal, India. Total hundred respondents were randomly selected for the study that is comprised of farmers, input dealers, NGO staff, Bank employees, KVK staff, farmer's club members, SAU, panchayat members, private companies and state extension professionals etc.The personal interview method is followed to collect the information from each and every women stakeholder of the women led agricultural innovation system in the study area.Actor oriented tools like Actor Linkage Map and Actor linkage Matrix were used in this study. Actor linkage map reflects that farmers have strong linkage with the NGO and input dealers of the local area while they have weak link with the State Agricultural University and Krishi Vigyan Kendra at district level. Private companies have no direct link with the farmers in the system. Farmer’s club also has strong communication with the NGO and input dealers. The map also revealed that gram panchayat as a political institution has no such effective linkage in the system in terms of sharing information or taking part in extension activities. KVK, NGO, farmer’s club are mainly involved in dissemination of information, trainings to others in the system.

Keywords: Agricultural innovation system, Actors, Actor linkage map, Actor linkage matrix, Innovation, Information
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Rema Das. 2020. Detection and Mapping of Actor Linkages in a Woman led Agricultural Innovation System (AIS).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 2650-2659. doi: