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Systems approaches for agricultural development : proceedings of the International Symposium on Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, 2-6 December 1991, Bangkok, Thailand

Author: F W T Penning de Vries; P S Teng; Klaas Metselaar
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1993.
Series: Systems approaches for sustainable agricultural development, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Agriculture is changing rapidly all over the world. Intensification, diversification, optimizing scarce resources, integrated pest management, sustainability and climate change are key issues for agricultural institutes. The best solutions will be found by integrating disciplines. Organized thinking about future farming requires forecasting of the implications of alternative ways to farm and to develop agriculture.  Read more...
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International Symposium on Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development (1991 : Bangkok, Thailand).
Systems approaches for agricultural development.
Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1993
(DLC) 92020496
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F W T Penning de Vries; P S Teng; Klaas Metselaar
ISBN: 9789401128407 9401128405
OCLC Number: 828776497
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 542 pages) : illustrations.
Series Title: Systems approaches for sustainable agricultural development, v. 2.
Responsibility: edited by Frits Penning de Vries, Paul Teng, and Klaas Metselaar.

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Agriculture is changing rapidly all over the world. Intensification, diversification, optimizing scarce resources, integrated pest management, sustainability and climate change are key issues for agricultural institutes. The best solutions will be found by integrating disciplines. Organized thinking about future farming requires forecasting of the implications of alternative ways to farm and to develop agriculture. Systems thinking and systems simulation are indispensable tools for such integration and extrapolation. About 150 scientists and senior research leaders from all over the world participated in the symposium `Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development' to discuss these issues. The symposium reviewed the status of systems research and modeling in agriculture, with special reference to evaluating their efficacy and efficiency for achieving research goals, and to their application in developing countries, promoted international cooperation in modeling, and increased awareness of systems research and simulation. This book comprises the papers on the technical subjects. Well informed authors describe and illustrate how systems research was used to improve agricultural production systems of all continents and in diverse environments.

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