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Research Activities

For a complete list of publications, graduate student research papers and theses, please visit the atrium.

Congratulations to our recent authors!

*indicates MSc CDE or Rural Studies PhD student research collaboration


Humayan, Khondokar H. & Chowdhury, A. (2021). “Setting Development Agendas by the Media to Combat Threats to Agricultural Sustainability due to the COVID 19 Pandemic in Bangladesh, Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago’,” Local Development & Society,

Rajabi, S., Lashgarara, F., Chowdhury, A., Rashvand, H., & Daghighi, H. (2021). Improving Effectiveness of Rural Information and Communication Technology Offices: The Case of Qazvin Province in Iran. Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development,

Alam, F & Chowdhury, A. (2021, June 21-23). Combatting online agricultural misinformation [Conference poster presentation]. 25th European Seminar on Extension & Education. Teagasc Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Cavan, Ireland.

Ramjattan*, J., Chowdhury, A., & Ganpat, W. (2021). The Use of WhatsApp in Facilitating Social Learning Among Agricultural Communities of Practice in Trinidad & Tobago. 2021 virtual conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education.

Uddin, Md. Mahtab & Chowdhury, A. (2020-2021). Legal and Ethical Aspects of Deploying Artificial Intelligence for Climate Smart Agriculture: A Global Review. Environmental Studies Association of Canada conference, Edmonton, Canada-Alberta                                           

Kabir, H., Knirem, A., Chowdhury, A., Darr, D. (2021) What Matters for the Job Performance of Field Advisors: A Case of Participatory Forest Management in Madhupur Sal Forest in Bangladesh. Journal of Sustainable Forestry.

Kabir, H., Knirem, A., & Chowdhury, A. (2021). No forest, no dispute: The rights-based approach to creating an enabling environment for participatory forest management based on a case from Madhupur Sal Forest, Bangladesh. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 64 (1), 22-46

Kamruzzaman, M., Daniell, K., Chowdhury, A., & Crimp, S. (2021). The Role of Extension and Advisory Services in Strengthening Farmers’ Innovation Networks to Adapt to Climate Extremes. Sustainability, 13 (4).

Hambly, H. & Rajabiun, R. (2021). Rural Broadband: Gaps, Maps and Challenges. Telematics and Informatics, 60(2): 101565. 

*Thaher, N., Hambly Odame, H., & Henson-Apollonio, V. (2021). A case study of management of IPRs in soybean biotechnology: evidence from Brazil and a successful coexistence in Canada and USA. Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, 25 (1). 


Gow, G., Chowdhury, A., Ramjattan, J., & Ganpat, W. (2020). Fostering effective use of ICT in agricultural extension: participant responses to an inaugural technology stewardship training program in Trinidad. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 1-16.

*Bryant Casandra and Lauzon, Al (2020). Identifying COVID-19 Stressors & Sources of Support of Rural Healthcare Workers. Prepared for the Rural Canadian Revitalization Foundation,

*deHaan, R., Hambly Odame, H., Thevathasan, N. & Nissanka, S. P. (2020) Local Knowledge and Perspectives of Change in Homegardens: A Photovoice Study in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. 12(7), 6886. 

*Devkota, R., Pant, L., Gartaula, H., Patel, K., Gauchon, D., Hambly, H. & Raizada, M. (2020). Responsible Agricultural Mechanization Innovation for the Sustainable Development of Nepal’s Hillside Farming System. Sustainability, 12 (1). 

Ramjattan, J., Chowdhury, A., & Ganpat, W. (2020). Extension Agents’ use of learning based methods in Trinidad and Tobago. Journal of Learning for Development, 7 (2), 142 – 160. Gopalan, K., Duraisamy, S., Chowdhury, A., & Ganpat, W. (2020). Determinants of Willingness-to-Pay A Premium Price for Integrated Pest Management Produced Fruits and Vegetables in Trinidad. AGRO EKONOMI, 31(2).

Henri, D. A., Brunet, N., *Dort, H., Hambly Odame, H., Shirley, J., H. Grant Gilchrist (2020). What is effective research communication? Towards cooperative inquiry with Inuit Nunangat communities. Arctic, 73 (1), 81-99. 

Kabir, Khondokar H., Knierim, A., & Chowdhury, A. (2020). Assessment of a pluralistic advisory system: the case of Madhupur Sal Forest in Bangladesh. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 26 (3), 307-330. 

Kamruzzaman, M., Daniell, K., Chowdhury, A., Crimp, S., & James, H. (2020). How Can Agricultural Extension and Rural Advisory Services Support Innovation to Adapt to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector? Advances in Agricultural Development, (1), 48-62.

*Reed, G., *Dagli, W., & Hambly Odame, H. (2020). Co-Production of Knowledge for Sustainability: an application of reflective practice in doctoral studies. Reflective Practice, 1 (2), 1-15.

Kamruzzaman, M., Chowdhury, A., Odame, H., & Sarapura, S. (2020).  How do extension agents of DAE use social media for strengthening agricultural innovation in Bangladesh?   Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal, 15 (1), 10-19.