A History of Farming Systems Research

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Michael P. Collinson
Food & Agriculture Org., 2000 - Agricultural systems - 432 pages
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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. There are some 40 contributions from nearly 50 contributors from 20 countries, illustrating both the diversity and yet the coherence of FSR. The five parts of the book cover: (1) FSR - understanding farmers and their farming (FSR origins and perspectives; understanding farming systems); (2) the applications of farming systems research (FSR in technology choice and development; FSR in extension and policy formulation); (3) institutional commitment to FSR (FSR: some institutional experiences in national agricultural research; dimensions of the organization of FSR; training for FSR); (4) FSR: the professional dimension (regional and international associations; FSR and the professional disciplines); and (5) cutting edge methods, abiding issues and the future for FSR.
 

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Contents

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1
II
5
III
13
IV
41
V
83
VI
95
VII
139
VIII
161
X
201
XI
225
XII
247
XIII
251
XIV
293
XV
319
XVI
323
XVII
391

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