Long Term Farming Systems Research

Long Term Farming Systems Research
Author: Gurbir S. Bhullar,Amritbir Riar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-05-17
ISBN 10: 0128181877
ISBN 13: 9780128181874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Long-Term Farming Systems Research: Ensuring Food Security in Changing Scenarios presents the legacy and heritage of Long-Term Experiments (LTEs) in Agriculture while also addressing the challenges and potential solutions. The book discusses how LTEs form an important asset in understanding agriculture’s significant influence on life on earth. As global governments and development agencies try to achieve the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, this book’s content is of unprecedented importance, providing insights into the interactions of agricultural production with ecological, economic and societal aspects. In this regard, this book offers a thorough resource of information based on experiences from various ongoing LTEs in different parts of the world. The contextual variety and geographic diversity presented in this book makes it useful for agricultural and environmental scientists, as well as students and educators in such fields. --- From the Editors: "Thanks to the excellent panel of our contributing authors, in this book, we have attempted to offer the widest possible thematic and geographical coverage on LTEs. Experts from different institutions leading LTEs across the globe have provided their perspectives on different aspects of LTEs, not only highlighting the unique knowledge contribution of LTEs, but also discussing the unique challenges of effectively managing LTEs and maintaining their relevance to changing scenarios. We hope that this book will offer something for everyone interested in the history, present and future of our agroecosystem." Provides a comprehensive resource of information generated in various LTEs across the globe, with a focus on various aspects of farming systems, crop management practices, plant, soil and human nutrition as well as on capacity development Presents a holistic view on interactions of agricultural production and its relationship to the environment and society Identifies challenges and lessons learned from different LTEs and provides recommendations for potential solutions

Agricultural Sustainability

Agricultural Sustainability
Author: Gurbir S. Bhullar,Navreet K. Bhullar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 0124046088
ISBN 13: 9780124046085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Sustainability Book Review:

Collaboratively written by top international experts and established scientists in various fields of agricultural research, this book focuses on the state of food production and sustainability; the problems with degradation of valuable sources of land, water, and air and their effects on food crops; the increasing demand of food resources; and the challenges of food security worldwide. The book provides cutting edge scientific tools and methods of research as well as solid background information that is accessible for those who have a strong interest in agricultural research and development and want to learn more on the challenges facing the global agricultural production systems. Provides cutting edge scientific tools and available technologies for research Addresses the effects of climate change and the population explosion on food supply and offers solutions to combat them Written by a range of experts covering a broad range of agriculture-related disciplines

Farming Systems Research into the 21st Century The New Dynamic

Farming Systems Research into the 21st Century  The New Dynamic
Author: Ika Darnhofer,David Gibbon,Benoît Dedieu
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2012-05-30
ISBN 10: 9400745036
ISBN 13: 9789400745032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farming Systems Research into the 21st Century The New Dynamic Book Review:

Farming Systems Research has three core characteristics: it builds on systems thinking, it depends on the close collaboration between social and biophysical sciences, and it relies on participation to build co-learning processes. Farming Systems Research posits that to contribute towards sustainable rural development, both interdisciplinary collaborations and local actor engagement are needed. Together, they allow for changes in understanding and changes in practices. This book gives an overview of the insights generated in 20 years of Farming Systems Research. It retraces the emergence and development of Farming Systems Research in Europe, summarises the state-of-the-art for key areas, and provides an outlook on new explorations, especially those tackling the dynamic nature of farming systems and their interaction with the natural environment and the context of action.

Journal for Farming Systems Research extension

Journal for Farming Systems Research extension
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924081043642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social Sciences And Farming Systems Research

Social Sciences And Farming Systems Research
Author: Jeffrey R Jones,Ben J Wallace,Robert Booth,Robert E Rhoades
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN 10: 1000311864
ISBN 13: 9781000311860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Sciences And Farming Systems Research Book Review:

The publication of this book has required the cooperation of many people along the way. From its very conception, the project of bringing together experiences from ongoing Farming Systems Research projects has faced a problem of communication due to the dispersal of the participants. Dr. William Partridge and Lynne Goldstein were instrumental in the initial presentation of the symposium on Social Science participation in Farming Systems Research at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Ben Wallace has done an admirable job not only as editor but 8s a ilpoint m-an"- throughout the process or organizirig the conference and preparing the manuscript. He deserves credit tor expediting countless actMties that could never have otherwise been accomplished because of the vagaries or international mails and telecommunications.

Readings In Farming Systems Research And Development

Readings In Farming Systems Research And Development
Author: W. R. Schmehl,W R Schmehl,Perry F Philipp,W. W. Shaner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2019-06-26
ISBN 10: 1000237176
ISBN 13: 9781000237177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This collection offers a comprehensive view of the commonalities and diversities of the farming systems research and development (FSR&D) approaches being applied around the world. The authors–among the leading practitioners in FSR&D–discuss conceptual frameworks, research methodology, data collection, and several ongoing FSR&D programs. The book is a must for anyone interested in gaining a concise, yet broad view of this new and growing field of research and its importance to small-scale farming in developing countries.

A History of Farming Systems Research

A History of Farming Systems Research
Author: Michael P. Collinson
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9789251043110
ISBN 13: 9251043116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Farming Systems Research

Farming Systems Research
Author: United Nations Environment Programme
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 10
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4260717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The M S U Farming Systems Research Group Perspective

The M S U  Farming Systems Research Group Perspective
Author: Walter Randolph Adams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 25
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000016362383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Farming Systems Research 1979 1987

Farming Systems Research 1979 1987
Author: Jayne T. MacLean
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 11
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951002958212L
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Plan for Supporting Agricultural Research and Faculties of Agriculture in Africa

Plan for Supporting Agricultural Research and Faculties of Agriculture in Africa
Author: United States. Agency for International Development
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 25
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924073142220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Farming Systems Research January 1979 December 1991

Farming Systems Research  January 1979   December 1991
Author: Jane Potter Gates
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 49
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D00304219L
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Systems Research for Agriculture

Systems Research for Agriculture
Author: Laurie E. Drinkwater
Publsiher: Department of Agriculture
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781888626162
ISBN 13: 188862616X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Africa and Hunger

Africa and Hunger
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and Environment
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 980
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCR:31210012662514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A I D Oversight

A I D  Oversight
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 454
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000011973720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Farming Systems Research And Development

Farming Systems Research And Development
Author: W. W. Shaner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2019-03-08
ISBN 10: 0429704933
ISBN 13: 9780429704932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farming Systems Research And Development Book Review:

In recent years, policy makers have been paying more attention to the problems of small farmers in developing countries with the idea of increasing their pro-duction and standard of living. The policy makers' objec-tives are twofold: I 1 I to help those whose welfare is materially below the rest of society, and 121 to help a coun-try increase its agricultural production. With adequate agricultural policies, these two objectives are mutually reinforcing. For example, increased food production gives farm households additional food for consumption and surpluses for sale. Farmers can then use the money from these sales to buy items they do not produce, and the buyers of farm products benefit from the increased sup-plies.

Organic Farming

Organic Farming
Author: Charles A. Francis
Publsiher: ASA-CSSA-SSSA
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780891181736
ISBN 13: 0891181733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book represents a current look at what we know about organic farming practices and systems, primarily from the U.S. and Canadian perspectives. the discussion begins with history and certification, ecological knowledge as the foundation for sustaining food systems, and biodiversity. The next chapters address crop-animal systems; forages, grain, oil seed, and specialty crops; organic cropping and soil nutrient needs; and vegetation and pest management. Readers will next learn about marketing organics, organic foods and food security, and education and research. The book concludes with a survey of the future of organic farming and a perspective on the agricultural industry and the future of the rural sector.--COVER.

Alternative Farming Systems Economic Aspects

Alternative Farming Systems  Economic Aspects
Author: Karl Schneider
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 130
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D01471796D
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Organic Food Systems

Organic Food Systems
Author: Raymond Auerbach
Publsiher: Cabi
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781786399601
ISBN 13: 1786399601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Food Systems Book Review:

Organic agriculture world-wide allows farmers to produce healthy food with low levels of external inputs, and often shortens the value chains, giving farmers a higher share of the consumer dollar. This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems research trials carried out over the last four years in South Africa's Southern Cape, as well as research on the organic sector and the technical tools it requires in South Africa, Zambia, Uganda and Tanzania. The trials show how the yield gap between organic and conventional crops was closed over 3 years. Water use efficiency was also greater in the organic farming system, and pests and diseases were effectively controlled using biological products. Farmer training approaches, soil carbon analysis, participatory guarantee systems, the Zambian organic farming sector (agronomy) and Ugandan organic farmer training support, and a sector plan for southern African organic farming are examined.

Evolving from farming systems research into a more holistic rural development approach Experiences in the Andean region

Evolving from farming systems research into a more holistic rural development approach  Experiences in the Andean region
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: International Potato Center
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9789290603467
ISBN 13: 9290603461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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