A History of Farming Systems Research (Cabi Publishing) by M.P. Collinson

By M.P. Collinson

Farming structures learn (FSR) should be outlined as a diagnostic approach, delivering a suite of equipment for researchers to appreciate farm families and their decision-making. Its purposes use this figuring out to extend potency within the use of human and budgetary assets for agricultural improvement, together with learn, extension and coverage formulation.This publication presents a close heritage of FSR. whereas it comprises the appliance of FSR to built state agriculture, its major concentration is on FSR in its unique position, with small-scale, resource-poor farmers in much less built nations. There are a few forty contributions from approximately 50 individuals from 20 nations, illustrating either the variety and coherence of FSR. The booklet was once initiated via the then overseas organization for Farming structures learn and Extension (now foreign Farming structures organization) and constructed with aid from FAO. It offers a wealth of data and insights for all concerned about agricultural improvement.

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Proyecto de Desarrollo Rural del Oriente de Cundinamarca. Mimeo, Bogota. , 1971. The Puebla Project: a Development Strategy for Low Income Farmers. Seminario sobre Estrategias de Desarrollo del Pequeo Agricultor. Ohio State University, Ohio. Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario, 1972. Justificacion de la estrategia y un modelo para el desarrollo rural. ICA. Reg. 1. Proyecto de Desarrollo Rural del Oriente de Cundinamarca. Mimeo, Bogota. E. C. French, 1974. Un sistema salvadore de multicultivos. Su potencial y sus problemas.

The purpose of the surveys, to provide information for the regional teams to use in orienting and planning their work, was accomplished by the time the field work had been completed. Little was gained by a written report delivered several months later. We were finding that the first impressions gained during the ‘Sondeo’ or preliminary survey, to obtain an initial understanding of the area and design an appropriate questionnaire, were correct. Although we continued to do the full surveys during 1977, we conducted ‘Sondeos’ only in two areas.

F. R. Schmehl, 1982. Farming systems research and development: guidelines for developing countries. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 2. O. E. Hildebrand, 1993. Applied agricultural research: foundations and methodology. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 3. , 1966. Toward more and better food for the Filipino people and more income for her farmers. ADC Paper, the Agricultural Development Council, New York. 4. E. C. French, 1974. Un sistema salvadore de multicultivos. Su potencial y sus problemas. In: Conferencia Sobre Sistemas de Producci Agricola Para el Tropico.

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