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EDEN White Papers

The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) had its first call for annual white papers in 2010, on cooperative extension's role in emerging, changing, or dynamic national extension agrosecurity priorities. 

Successful Extension Agrosecurity Priority Papers were:

  • Focused on the present and future direction of cooperative extension activity as it relates to the particular topic in question; addressing research or formal education as it relates directly to extension 
  • Addressed production agriculture; including non-agricultural extension that is closely tied to production agriculture (examples: extension targeted at home owner plant biosecurity to prevent agricultural outbreaks, human health implications of zoonotic diseases of livestock, consumer communication to protect production agriculture markets from misinformation)
  • Addressed agricultural production (including input supply) through the immediate post farm gate transportation stage, excluding post farm processing and food product marketing (i.e. the scope of Agrosecurity Priority Papers focuses on extension activities affecting production agriculture, with one degree of separation in many areas).
  • Targeted the following audiences:
    • Extension Professionals - To aid planning and program development; 
    • Researchers - As a citation reference when discussing extension's role in a proposal; and
    • Federal Grant Managers and/or Policy Makers - Identifying RFA priorities.
  • If applicable, stated how future work would affect the five NIFA priority areas: Climate Change, Bioenergy, Food Safety, Nutrition, and International Food Security.

Letters of intent and final submissions were evaluated on the following criteria: 

  • Outcome Focus: Addresses an extension agrosecurity outcome (example: early detection of high consequence and non-endemic plant pests); 
  • Scope: Thoroughly addresses the defined issue within the aforementioned scope;
  • Rigor: Based on valid and reliable information, documentation or sound concepts; content is empirically, logically and/or theoretically supported; and
  • Contribution: Has the potential to help extension educators guide their agrosecurity extension activities, scholarly citation, and/or policymaking.

To view EDEN accepted white papers:

2010 EDEN Agrosecurity White Papers


Last Updated:12/14/2011 2:52 PM
 


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