By M.P. Collinson
Farming platforms examine (FSR) might be outlined as a diagnostic approach, supplying a suite of tools for researchers to appreciate farm families and their decision-making. Its purposes use this knowing to extend potency within the use of human and budgetary assets for agricultural improvement, together with study, extension and coverage formulation.This ebook offers an in depth historical past of FSR. whereas it comprises the applying of FSR to constructed state agriculture, its major concentration is on FSR in its unique position, with small-scale, resource-poor farmers in much less constructed international locations. There are a few forty contributions from approximately 50 participants from 20 nations, illustrating either the variety and coherence of FSR. The e-book was once initiated through the then foreign organization for Farming structures study and Extension (now foreign Farming platforms organization) and constructed with aid from FAO. It offers a wealth of knowledge and insights for all interested in agricultural improvement.
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4 Dec. Soybeans (dry) 27 Dec. 17 Mar. 85 Maize 1 Mar. 02 100 800 600 Total 3150 * By-products: straw, vines and stalks. FSR: Origins and Perspectives Apparently this yield was never repeated. Twenty-five tons was more commonly achieved both by Bradfield and by those of us who followed. Bradfield also organized training classes for field researchers from Indonesia and Ceylon in the late 1960s. Prompted by his visits and training, the Maha Illiphalama site in Ceylon became the first national training centre of the 1970s era in Asia.
This summary captures some of that evolution. Bradfield wrote in 1964 that his first contact with rice growing in Asia dated to the arrival of Phase of involvement Felix Ponnamperuma on the Cornell campus from Ceylon in the early 1950s. Shortly after, in 1955–56, Robert Chandler and Bradfield travelled throughout Asia as representatives of the Rockefeller Foundation to make recommendations on how to improve agricultural production across the region. In his 1956 final report to the Rockefeller Foundation, Bradfield said that ‘rice yields in all countries of the area visited, with the possible exception of Japan and Taiwan, could be at least doubled by further research and education and that in many of the tropical areas with adequate water supply, food No farmer involvement necessary Of technical and support factors Physical Observation and description (in production areas) Biological Water availability Varieties Temperature Diseases Sunshine Insects Soil Weed control Farmer involvement necessary Of socio-economic factors Support systems Resource quantities Social attitudes Extension Credit Input distribution Price Government policy Flows and relationships (land, labour, capital, management) EXISTING CROPPING PATTERNS Improved component technology Design 23 POTENTIAL CROPPING PATTERNS Traditions Goals Needs EXISTING CROPPING SYSTEMS Feedback on needs for attainment of potential POTENTIAL CROPPING SYSTEMS Feedback on changes needed Feedback on changes needed Test A.
16. R. C. Price, 1976. (Op. ). 17. , 1992. Biological principles and interactions in sustaining long-term agricultural productivity. In: Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Sustainable Agricultural Development.
A History of Farming Systems Research (Cabi Publishing) by M.P. Collinson