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Pádraig Wims

Senior Lecturer

School Of Agriculture & Food Science
Agriculture and Food Science
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7167784
Email: p.wims@ucd.ie

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Wims, P. (2015) Potential of Social Media in Enhancing Agricultural Extension and Education. [Oral Presentation], 22nd European Seminar on Extension and Education, Wageningen University, Netherlands , 28-APR-15 - 01-MAY-15.
Wims, P.; (2011) ICTs in Irish Agriculture: Can ICTs Improve Communication Between Agribusiness and Farmers?. [International Refereed Conference], 5th International Conference on Information and Communication technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment, Skiathos, Greece , 08-SEP-11 - 11-SEP-11.
Wims, P; (2011) ICT Application and Adoption. [Chaired Session], 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment, Skiathos, Greece , 08-SEP-11 - 11-SEP-11.
Wims, P; (2010) Irish Agriculture and Contemporary Challenges. [Chaired Session], Second Annual Irish Rural Studies Symposium, UCC, Cork, Ireland , 31-AUG-10 - 31-AUG-10.
Wims, P; (2010) Role of ICTs in Agricultural Development in Ireland: Potential and Constraints. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Second Annual Irish Rural Studies Symposium, UCC, Cork, Ireland , 31-AUG-10 - 31-AUG-10.
Mulhall, L and Wims, P; (2010) Building Partnerships in Rural Development. [Invited Oral Presentation], University Based Education for Rural Development, NUI Offices, Merrion Square, Dublin , 28-APR-10 - 28-APR-10.
Wims, P.; (2009) Analysis of ICTs in Agricultural Extension in Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], 19th European Seminar on Extension Education: Theory and Practice of Advisory Work in a Time of Turbulence, University of Perugia, Italy , 15-SEP-09 - 19-SEP-09.
Wims, P.; (2007) Development Cooperation Ireland Development Education Conference. [Oral Presentation], Development's Futures;, NUI Galway , 24-NOV-07 - 25-NOV-07.
Wims, P. and M. Lawler; (2006) Development Cooperation Ireland Development Education Conference. [Oral Presentation], Linking the Global and the Local: Education for Development in a Globalising World, Dublin City University, Dublin , 24-MAR-06 - 25-MAR-06.
Wims, P.; (2005) 17th European Seminar on Extension Education. [Oral Presentation], Towards a Participatory and Multi-actor Extension System -, Izmir, Turkiye , 30-AUG-05 - 03-SEP-05.
Brandon, P., J. O'Connell, D. Ruane, and P. Wims; (2003) Fourth European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, and the Environment. [Oral Presentation], European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, and the Environment, Debrecen, Budapest, Hungary , 05-JUL-03 - 09-JUL-03.
Wims, P.; (2000) Fourth European Symposium on European Farming and Rural Systems Rresearch and Extension into the Next Millennium: Environmental, Agricultural and Socio-Economic Issues. [Oral Presentation], Fourth European Symposium on European Farming and Rural Systems Rresearch and Extension into the Next Millennium: Environmental, Agricultural and Socio-Economic Issues, Volos, Greece , 03-APR-00 - 07-APR-00.
Phelan, J. F. and P. Wims; (1999) 14th European Seminar on Extension Education. [Oral Presentation], The Role of Extension Education in a Global World, Agricultural University of Cracow, Poland , 30-AUG-99 - 04-SEP-99.
   

Education

Year 1995 Institution:
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1987 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MSc(Agr) Subject:
Year 1986 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MAgrSc Subject:
Year 1984 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BAgrSc Subject:
     

Journals Edited

Journal Of Extension Systems: Editorial Board member.
International Journal Of Information Management: Reviewer.
The Journal Of Agricultural Education And Extension : Reviewer.
International Journal Of Ict And Human Development: Reviewer.
 

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Wims, P. (2015) 'Chapter 20 The Potential of Social Media as a Communication Tool in Rural Community Development' In: Thomas, P.E., Srihari, M. and Kaur, S (eds). Handbook of Research on Cultural and Economic Impacts of the Information Society. Hershey PA, USA 17033: IGI Global. , pp.475-500 [Details]
Wims, P. (2013) 'ICTs in Agribusinesses: Opportunities for Extranet Services to Provide Information to Farmers' In: Maumbe, B.M. and Patrikakis, C.Z (eds). E-Agriculture and Rural Development: Global Innovations and Future Prospects. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. , pp.185-199 [Details]
Wims, P.; (2010) 'Chapter 6, IRELAND' In: Saravanan, R (eds). ICTs for Agricultural Extension; Global Experiments, Innovations and Experiences. New Delhi, India: New India Publishing Agency. , pp.199-231 [Details]
Brandon, Paul, O'Connell, John, Ruane, Dermot and Wims, Padraig. ; (2007) 'E-Business developments in the Irish Agribusiness Industry' In: Moonmoon Bhattacharya (eds). E-Innovation: Trends and Applications. India: Icfai - Books. Available Online [Details]
Wims, P. and Kingsly, Z.; (2007) 'An Evaluation of the Impact of the Multiplication and Distribution of Improved Seeds and Planting Materials Project on the Household Food Security of Small-Scale Farmers in Zambia' In: Healy, C (eds). E-Book of the Development's Futures Conference Proceedings. National University of Ireland, Galway: Development Education and Research Network, NUI Galway. [Details]
Brandon, P., J. O'Connell, D. Ruane, and P. Wims; (2006) 'E-Business Developments in the Irish Agribusiness Industry' In: Moonmoon Bhattacharya (eds). E-Innovation: Trends and Applications. Hyderabad. India: Icfai University Press. , pp.234-244 [Details]
Lawler, M. and Wims, P.; (2006) 'An Evaluation of ICT Projects in Educational Institutions in Kenya' In: Fiona Dwyer (eds). E-Book of the Development Education Conference, Linking the Global to the Local: Education for Development in a Globalising World. Dublin: Centre for International Studies, DCU. [Details]
Wims, P. and D. Minton; (2005) 'Module 16 - Information and Communication Technology in Rural Developmet' In: Wims, P. and D. Minton; (eds). National University of Ireland; B.Sc. (Rural Development by Distance Learning). Dublin: NUI. [Details]
Wims, P. and D. Minton; (2004) 'Module 9 - Designing and Managing an Area Development Plan' In: Wims, P. and D. Minton; (eds). National University of Ireland; B.Sc. (Rural Development by Distance Learning). Dublin: NUI. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Deegan, D; Wims, P; Pettit, T (2015) 'The Potential of Blended Learning in Agricultural Education'. International Journal of Agricultural Science, Research and Technology in Extension and Education Systems, 5 (1):53-64. [Details]
Wims, P; Byrne, C. (2015) 'Irish farmers' use of ICTs and their preferences for engagement with extension'. Journal of Extension Systems, 31 (1):91-102. [Details]
Deegan, D., Wims, P. & Pettit, T (2015) 'Practical Skills Training in Agricultural Education - A Comparison between Traditional and Blended Approaches'. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, . [DOI] [Details]
Wims, P. (2014) 'The Potential of Agribusiness Extranets to Improve Communications with Farmer Clients: A Case Study from Ireland'. International Journal of Electronic Business, 11 (1):24-41. [DOI] [Details]
Deegan, D., Wims, P. and Pettit, T (2014) 'Potential of Tablet-PCs in agricultural education'. Journal of Extension Systems, 30 (2):93-104. Available Online [Details]
Abegaz, D.M. and Wims, P. (2014) 'Extension Agents' Awareness of Climate Change in Ethiopia'. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, . [DOI] [Details]
Wims, P and Kingsly, Z; (2008) 'Role of Seed Improvement Projects in Improving Household Food Security in Zambia: A Valuable Role for Extension'. Journal of Extension Systems, 24 (2):1-15. Available Online [Details]
Wims, P.; (2007) 'Analysis of Adoption and Use of ICTs among Irish Farm Families'. Journal of Extension Systems, 23 (1):14-28. Available Online [Details]
Wims, P. and Lawler, M.; (2007) 'Investing in ICTs in Educational Institutions in Developing Countries: An Evaluation of their Impact in Kenya'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT USING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, 3 (1). Available Online [Details]
Brandon, P., J. O'Connell, D. Ruane, and P. Wims,; (2004) 'E-business developments in the Irish agribusiness industry'. Farm Management, 12 (2):105-113. Available Online [Details]
Wims, P. and B. Deane; (2003) 'The Management and Activities of Group Water Schemes in the Republic of Ireland'. TEARMANN, 3 :87-96. [Details]

Other Journals

Wims, P.; (2004) 'Training Farmers for Viability in a Changing Agricultural Policy Environment' European Farming and Rural Systems Research and Extension into the next Millennium: Environmental, agricultural and socio-economic issues :609-620. [Details]

Conference Publications

Wims, P.; (2011) ICTs in Irish Agriculture: Can ICTs Improve Communication Between Agribusiness and Farmers? . In: Salampasis, M and A Matopoulos eds. 5th International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment Skiathos, Greece, , 08-SEP-11 - 11-SEP-11 , pp.89-102 [Details]
Wims, P.; (2009) Analysis of ICTs in Agricultural Extension in Ireland . In: Chiara Paffarini and Facio Mario Santucci eds. 19th European Seminar on Extension Education: Theory and Practice of Advisory Work in a Time of Turbulence University of Perugia, Italy, , 15-SEP-09 - 19-SEP-09 , pp.285-289 [Details]
Wims, P. and Kingsly, Z.; (2007) An Evaluation of the Impact of the Multiplication and Distribution of Improved Seeds and Planting Materials Project on the Household Food Security of Rural small-scale farmers in Zambia . In: Healy, C eds. Development's Futures Conference National University of Ireland, Galway, , 24-NOV-07 - 25-NOV-07 , pp.1-18 [Details]
Lawler, M and P.Wims; (2006) An Evaluation of ICT Projects in Educational Institutions in Kenya Linking the Global and the Local: Education for Development in a Globalising World; Development Cooperation Ireland Development Education Conference, 2006 Dublin City University, Ireland, , 23-MAR-06 - 24-MAR-06 [Details]
Wims, P.; (2005) Factors Influencing Adoption and Use of ICTs among Irish Farm Families Towards a Participatory and Multi-actor Extension System - 17th European Seminar on Extension Education Izmir, Turkiye, , 30-AUG-05 - 03-SEP-05 [Details]
Brandon, P., J. O'Connell, D. Ruane and P. Wims; (2003) E-Business Developments in the Irish Agribusiness Industry Fourth European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA) Conference Debrecen-Budapest, Hungary, , 05-JUL-03 - 09-JUL-03 , pp.219-225 Available Online [Details]
Wims, P.; (2000) Training Farmers for Viability in a Changing Agricultural Policy Environment Fourth European Symposium on European Farming and Rural Systems Research and Extension into the next Millennium Volos, Greece, , pp.457-465 [Details]
Phelan, J.F. and P. Wims; (1999) Farmers at the Crossroads: Perceptions about Future Viability The Role of Extension Education in a Global World - 14th European Seminar on Extension Education Agricultural University of Cracow, Poland, , pp.136-144 [Details]
Byrne, A and P. Wims; (1997) An Assessment of the Certificate in Farming Post Modularisation The Challenge for Extension Education in a Changing Rural World - 13th European Seminar on Extension Education University College Dublin, , pp.135-144 [Details]
           

Guest Lectures

Wims, P.; (2001) Curriculum Development for Sustainable Rural Development: The Experience from University College Dublin. Guest Lectures [Details]

Reports

Mulhall, L. & Wims, P.; (1998) Strategic Planning for Rural Enterprise 'Course Manual. Reports [Details]
 

Invited Seminars

Wims, P.; (2002) Rural Proofing of the Wexford County Development Board's Strategy for the Economic, Social and Cultural Development of Wexford 2002-2012. Invited Seminars [Details]
     

Invited Lectures

Wims, P.; (2001) New Technologies as a Tool for Rural Development: Opportunities and Challenges. Invited Lectures [Details]
Wims, P.; (2001) Effective Training as an Integral Component of Rural Development. Invited Lectures [Details]
                                               

Policy Contribution

Wims, P.; (1999) Impact of the Certificate in Strategic Planning for Rural Enterprise Course. Policy Contribution [Details]
   

Articles

Brandon, P., J. O'Connell, D. Ruane, and P. Wims; (2004) E-business developments in the Irish agribusiness industry. University College Dublin: Articles [Details]
     

Research

Research Interests

Adoption and use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education, rural business and rural communities.
E-Business in Irish agribusiness.
Development and evaluation of rural development training programmes.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Social media as an aid to advisory and education services in Teagasc
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-12 / 30-JUN-14
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : An examination of the use of CRM techniques to improve service provision to farmers
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-11 / 30-JUN-13
   

Collaborators

 

External Collaborators

Prof Michael Ward, UCC,
Dr Mary O'Shaughnessy, UCC,
Dr Hugh Kelley, NUIG,
Dr Nadine Jeserich, NUIG,
Mr Michael Kenny, NUIM,
Mr Tony Pettit, Teasgasc,
Mr Paul Maher, Teagasc