Lendel Kade Narine

Lendel Kade Narine
Utah State University | USU

Doctor of Philosophy

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January 2016 - present
University of Florida
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Agricultural Extension
January 2012 - December 2013
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Position
  • Tutor
Description
  • Research Methodology Quantitative Data Analysis (SPSS, GRETL)
January 2011 - present
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
January 2016 - January 2019
University of Florida
Field of study
  • Agricultural Education and Communication
September 2010 - July 2013
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Field of study
  • Agricultural Economics
September 2007 - June 2010
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Field of study
  • Agribusiness Management

Publications

Publications (46)
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Acquiring external grants can seem out of reach for Extension professionals, especially early-career professionals. While Cooperative Extension provides opportunities to assist professionals in the grant writing process, Utah State University (USU) Extension facilitates an internal mini grant program to build professionals’ capacity to apply for ex...
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In 1980, Borich presented a new model that allowed errors in an individual’s judgment of self-proficiency to be offset by considering the perception of a group. The model relied upon the calculation of means for competency items measured with ordinal scales, an approach subject to debate in modern times. The purpose of our study was to explore the...
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The rapid diversification of workforces and client stakeholder groups has prompted a growing emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion as a critical component of professional development across industry sectors. While the proliferation of intercultural competence training models has increased awareness among employers and workforces, the compete...
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A needs assessment is a useful tool for prioritizing community needs and allocating resources. Prioritizing community needs helps ensure Extension programs are relevant and targeted towards specific audiences. This study prioritized normative needs of urban and rural Utah residents using a needs assessment framework. Convenience data were gathered...
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Extension was forced to rapidly adjust its efforts and program delivery methods to respond to clientele needs during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The pandemic presents a range of unique challenges to Extension including revisions to resource allocations and shifts in programmatic focus. Guided by a needs assessment framework, this paper assesses...
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In the island nation of Trinidad, farmers have access to public extension services provided through the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries but still struggle to get the information they need in a timely manner. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) offer opportunities to improve the relationship between Extension and farmers. This...
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Purpose: The effectiveness of new extension approaches hinges on farmers’ willingness to adopt innovative ways to interact with extension. Therefore, this study explored farmers’ willingness to use mobile text messaging for two-way interactions with Ministry Extension officers. Design/Methodology/Approach: Guided by the Unified Theory of Acceptance...
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The Ministry Extension struggled to provide adequate services to Trinidadian farmers because of a reliance on top-down methods. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been touted as an effective and efficient way to serve farmers in the Caribbean. This study sought to describe the factors affecting Ministry Extension officers’ decisions...
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This research sought to investigate the dependence on farm visits in selected Caribbean islands, and estimate the impact of such visits on farmers’ satisfaction with extension. The study utilized a causal-comparative design using a convenience sample from six major farming countries in the Eastern Caribbean. Descriptive frequencies, ANOVA, principa...
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The purpose of the study was to explore the adoption of irrigation technologies by farmers in southwestern Grenada. Specifically, the objectives were to describe the rate of adoption of four irrigation technologies and to determine the influence of perceived characteristics of drip irrigation on its adoption and diffusion. Rogers (2003) theorized r...
Conference Paper
The purpose of the study was to explore the adoption of irrigation technologies by farmers in northern Grenada. Specifically, the objectives were to describe the rate of adoption of four irrigation technologies and to determine the influence of perceived characteristics of drip irrigation on its adoption and diffusion.
Conference Paper
The purpose of this study was to retrospectively explore factors influencing students’ intent to enroll in an undergraduate or postgraduate program in agriculture at the University of the West Indies. Specifically, the study focused on intent to enroll in collegiate agricultural programs as a function of attitude, subjective norms, and perceived be...
Conference Paper
The traditional individual farm visit, effectively used in the past to provide services for the few large plantations, is still being used, even though the agricultural landscape has changed. Ganpat et al. (2015) noted such a personalized service cannot be sustained in era of severe financial constraints. Farm visits have been shown to be a very co...
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Food security is a complex global problem that will require the interaction of a wide variety of people to solve. Although food insecurity has been reduced in Latin American and the Caribbean in the last decade, national governments in the region are still enacting policies to help further address the situation. In 2012, the government of Trinidad...
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Trinidad has an aged farming population. For a host of reasons, young persons are not entering the sector; therefore these aged farmers will continue to be the backbone of the industry. Hence, there is much need for focus to be placed on improving the health and safety of these workers within this sector. A first time study assessed the prevalence...
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Studies have shown that Trinidad has an aged farming population. Young persons are not entering the sector. As such, older farmers will continue to be the backbone of Trinidad’s agricultural sector. There is urgent need for focus to be placed on improving the state of occupational health and safety within this sector. This study sought to determine...
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The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is a political union of seven Caribbean countries. The OECS depends on agriculture for economic wellbeing. The issues that confront extension in the OECS presently appear to revolve around the problem of farmers' trust in the extension officers and extension as a whole. This study sought to measur...
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This paper proposes an alternative route to sustainability and welfare measurement, building on the principles of hedonic valuation methods. Countries will necessarily differ in their level of environmental impact and resource depletion and national income measures will be affected by this. We examine how the welfare effects from environmental and...
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The exploitation of Trinidad and Tobago’s non-renewable hydrocarbons in earlier years fueled economic growth but, the economy slowed significantly in recent years. This indicated productivity deficiencies in capital resources. With uncertain productivity levels of capital stock; this study evaluated if Trinidad and Tobago’s economy was converging t...
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Food insecurity and undernourishment are global issues that plague hundreds of millions of individuals daily. In 2012-2013, 842 million were said to be suffering from chronic hunger (FAO, IFAD & WFP, 2013). Caribbean countries, such as Trinidad and Tobago are not exempt from this struggle, with about 17 percent of the population below the poverty l...
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There are approximately 20,000 farmers in Trinidad and most are above 50 years old (ECLAC 2013). These farmers will continue to be the backbone of the industry as younger persons are slow to enter the sector. For sustainable food production and national food security, actions must be engaged to maintain health and safety of farmers on farm. No stud...
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In many developing countries, delivery of extension services to farmers are constrained by limited resources and as a result, there has been a reduction in funded programmes provided by the public extension (FAO, 1997). Currently, there is a pluralistic extension system in Trinidad and Tobago, all of which are free to farmers. As such, the introduc...
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Given the complexity of consumer demand in the global marketplace and the need for agricultural growth in developing countries, successful farmers must be able to maximize profit, minimize costs and be competitive. While tomatoes are produced under various agronomic conditions employing different agronomic models and varieties, the differentiation...
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As income levels and knowledge of food safety increases, consumers are more deliberate in their purchasing decisions. This study examined the factors that influenced consumers’ purchasing decisions relating to the quality of tomatoes. A convenient sample of 373 consumers was interviewed with a structured questionnaire. Results indicated that price...
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The purpose of this study was to explore farmers’ knowledge of food security issues in Trinidad. Such information can be used to develop appropriate extension training interventions. Using a Borich (1980) methodology, a total of 300 agricultural producers in Trinidad were surveyed with an instrument that consisted of two parts: (a) personal demogra...
Research
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A description of efforts made to measure welfare, with special consideration to Dasgupta's work on "The Welfare Economic Theory of Green National Accounts" (2008)
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Discounting future cash flows: Emphasis on projects with long time horizons
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A modified derivation of Solow's growth model
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As income levels and knowledge of food safety increases, consumers are more deliberate in their purchasing decisions. This study examined the factors that influenced consumers' purchasing decisions relating to the quality of tomatoes. A convenient sample of 373 consumers was interviewed with a structured questionnaire. Results indicated that price...
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The economies of most countries in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are dependent on farming, most of which is done mainly by small farmers in mixed cropping systems. The government is also the main provider of extension services. This study sought to assess farmers’ satisfaction with the extensions services and identify areas fo...
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Trinidad tomatoes are differentiated only by their physical size. Farmers in many countries have been adopting agronomic differentiation strategies by utilizing various production systems. This project seeks to determine consumers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for greenhouse-hydroponic (GH) tomatoes when marketed in a hypothetical scenario as a differe...
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Empirical evidence showing the sustainability pathway of the fossil fuel based economy of Trinidad and Tobago using weak theoretical measures of sustainability.
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Consumers are exposed to a wealth of information which drives their purchasing behavior. This study seeks to determine local consumers’ knowledge of genetically modified (GM) crops benefits and assesses their acceptance of such foods as evidenced by their willingness to pay (WTP) for GM tomatoes. The estimated WTP was used a proxy for predicting co...
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Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) expanded greatly over previous decades; it is now the global leading exporter of ammonia and the largest supplier of Liquefied Natural Gas to the USA. However, economists view the continued expansion of the energy sector as unsustainable as it comes at a considerable cost to the economy’s future. This study aims to determi...
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The role of extension in Trinidad has widened has widened over the years to beyond agriculture education and may include other rural development services such as access roads, irrigation water subsidies etc. Farmers have continually expressed their dissatisfaction with the extension service they receive at various public for a claiming that Extensi...
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This study investigated the innovativeness among vegetable farmers as it contributed to successful farming in Trinidad. Two hundred farmers from the main vegetable growing areas in Trinidad were surveyed. Personal, farm and farmer-related factors were assessed and used to examine relationship with innovativeness, operationalized in this study as th...
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Farmers in Trinidad and Tobago constantly complain about the myriad of problems they confront as they seek to earn a livelihood. Evidence suggests that government has taken several actions to bring relief to farmers over the years. In spite of this, the complaints continue. One reason may be because government is not addressing the main and urgent...
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Purpose:-Consumers are exposed to a wealth of information which drives their purchasing behavior. This study seeks to determine local consumers' knowledge of genetically modified (GM) crops benefits and assesses their acceptance of such foods as evidenced by their willingness to pay (WTP) for GM tomatoes. The estimated WTP was used a proxy for pred...
Thesis
Farmers in many countries are adopting product differentiation strategies to achieve better incomes. The tomato market of Trinidad is differentiated based solely on the produce size, rendering any further variation in the tomato product redundant. This eliminates the potential for farmers to receive higher prices through further product differentia...

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