In the field of international agricultural and extension education competency in the local language or vernacular is highly desirable. Furthermore, this linguistic proficiency is perceived as a major factor in ensuring effective communication. Scholars in the fields of cultural anthropology and linguistics assert, however, that languages are the product of the specific worldview and reality of a culture. The recognition and understanding of this basic sociocultural and linguistic tenet is an essential ingredient in participatory communication.

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