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A history of farming systems research

Author: M P Collinson
Publisher: Rome, Italy : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ; New York : CABI Pub., ©2000.
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This book provides a detailed history of Farming Systems Research (FSR). While it includes the application of FSR to developed country agriculture, its main focus is on FSR in its original role, with small-scale, resource-poor farmers in less developed countries.
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History of farming systems research.
Rome, Italy : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ; New York : CABI Pub., ©2000
(DLC) 99042827
(OCoLC)42021543
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M P Collinson
ISBN: 9781845933012 184593301X 9251043116 9789251043110
OCLC Number: 317137684
Notes: "IFSA"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 432 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword / Janice Jiggens --
Chapter 1 Introduction / Mike Collinson --
Editorial Introduction / Mike Collinson --
My initiation into FSR in Latin America / German Escobar --
A personal history in FSR / Peter Hildebrand --
The evolution of FSR-E in Asia through the mid 1970s: a view from IRRI / Richard Harwood --
FSR: a personal evolution / David Norman --
My SFR origins / Mike Collinson --
FSR's expanding conceptual framework / Robert Hart --
Evolving typologies for agricultural R & D / Mike Collinson --
The development of diagnostic methods in FSR / John Farrington --
Gender analysis: making women visible and improving social analysis / Hilary Sims Feldstein --
Relating problems and causes in FSR planning / Robert Tripp --
Editorial Introduction / Mike Collinson --
The application of FSR to technology development / Ann Stroud and Roger Kirkby --
Experiences in applying FSR in semi-arid Kenya / A.J. Sutherland and J.N. Kang'ara --
Farming systems extension in the USA / Cornelia Butler Flora and Charles Francis --
The evolution of the advisory services in Chile and the role of FSR / Julio A. Berdegué --
A farming systems contribution to agricultural policy analysis / John Dixon --
The Systems Research Department at INRA / J. Bonnemaire et al. --
Senegal's experimental units / Michel Benoit-Cattin --
Twenty years of systems research in southern Mali --
the Sikasso FSR experience / Willem Stoop et al. --
The institutionalization of FSR in east and southern Africa: an overview / Stuart A. Kean and M. Creasy Ndiyoi --
Institutionalizing FSR in Tanzania: a case study / Ann Stroud --
Institutionalizing FSR in Zambia: a stakeholder perspective / Stuart A. Kean and M. Creasy Ndiyoi --
Costs of on-farm research: a comparison of experiences in six countries / Elon H. Gilbert --
The history of FSR training in east, central and southern Africa / Ponniah Anandajayasekeram --
Orienting research to agricultural development: the ICRA training programme / Richard Hawkins --
A note: the story behind the 'guidelines' / William W. Shaner --
Ten years in the making: the Association for Farming Systems Research and Extension / Hal MacArthur --
Farming Systems Research and Extension in Latin America / Julio A. Berdegué --
An overview of FSR-E and FSR-E networks in Africa / James Olukosi --
The Asian Farming Systems Association / Nimal Ranweera --
Farm management and the farming systems approach / David Norman --
Anthropology, sociology and FSR / Constance M. McCorkle --
Agronomy and FSR --
a reluctant marriage? / Peter Hildebrand and Dennis Keeney --
Holism and FSR / Toon van Eijk --
The GIS and remote sensing contribution to the elaboration of system hierarchies in FSR / Evaristo Miranda --
FSR from a modelling perspective : experiences in Latin America / Roberto A. Quiroz et al. --
Moving participatory plant breeding forward : the next steps / Louise Sperling and Jacqueline A. Ashby --
Agroecosystems analysis : a systems application with a future? / Clive Lightfoot --
Water quality, agricultural practices and changes in farming and agrarian systems / J.P. Deffontaines, et al. --
Chapter 12 The Future of Farming Systems Research / Mike Collinson and Clive Lightfoot.
Responsibility: edited by M. Collinson.
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