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Farming systems research into the 21st century : the new dynamic

Author: Ika Darnhofer; David P Gibbon; Benoît Dedieu
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2012.
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Offering an overview of 20 years of farming systems research, this book retraces its emergence and development in Europe, summarizes the state of the art, and examines new explorations into farming  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ika Darnhofer; David P Gibbon; Benoît Dedieu
ISBN: 9789400745025 9400745028 9789400745032 9400745036
OCLC Number: 781681760
Description: xiii, 490 pages : illustrations (1 color), map
Contents: Part I: Farming Systems Research in Europe1. Farming Systems Research: An approach to inquiry; Ika Darnhofer, David Gibbon, and Benoit Dedieu2. The origins of the European IFSA: The first meetings and the agenda renewal; Jacques Brossier, Caterina Contini, Luigi Omodei Zorini, and Artur Cristovao3. Early Farming Systems Research and extension experience in Africa and possible relevance for FSR in Europe; Jim Bingen and David Gibbon4. Textual analysis and scientometric mapping of the dynamic knowledge in and around the IFSA community; Marc Barbier, Marianne Bompart, Veronique Garandel-Batifol, and Andrei Mogoutov5. Methodological themes in Farming Systems Research and implications for learning in higher education; David GibbonPart II: State of the art and key issues6. How should we farm? The ethical dimension of farming systems; Richard Bawden7. Systems practice: Making the systems in Farming Systems Research effective; Ray Ison8. The role of action-oriented learning theories for change in agriculture and rural networks; Chris Blackmore, Marianne Cerf, Ray Ison, and Mark Paine9. Learning in European agricultural and rural networks: Building a systemic research agenda; Bernard Hubert, Ray Ison, Nadarajah Sriskandarajah, Chris Blackmore, Marianne Cerf, Isabelle Avelange, Marc Barbier, and Patrick Steyaert10. Extension systems and change facilitation for agricultural and rural development; Artur Cristovao, Alex Koutsouris, and Michael Kugler11. Agri-food system and territorial development: Innovations, new dynamics and changing governance mechanisms; Claire Lamine, Henk Renting, Adanella Rossi, Han Wiskerke, and Gianluca Brunori12. The Territory Agronomy Approach in research, education, and training; Sylvie Lardon, Anna-Camilla Moonen, Elisa Marraccini, Marta Debolini, Mariassunta Galli, and Salma Loudiyi13. Simulation models in farming systems research: Potential and challenges; Giuseppe Feola, Claudia Sattler, and Ali Kerem Saysel14. Reshaping boundaries between farming systems and the environment; Stephane Bellon and Jean-Louis HemptinnePart III: Insights from system sciences and new perspectives15. Dynamics in farming systems: of changes and choices; J.B. (Hans) Schiere, Ika Darnhofer, and Michel Duru16. Farms and farmers facing change: The adaptive approach; Rebecka Milestad, Benoit Dedieu, Ika Darnhofer, and Stephane Bellon17. Observing farming systems: Insights from social systems theory; Egon Noe and Hugo F. Alroe
Other Titles: New dynamic
Responsibility: Ika Darnhofer, David Gibbon, Benoit Dedieu, editors.


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