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Let Farmers Judge : Experiences in assessing the sustainability of agriculture - Wim Hiemstra

Let Farmers Judge

Experiences in assessing the sustainability of agriculture

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Published: 1st July 1992
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A collection of reports from researchers and fieldworkers on the effectiveness of innovations in smallholder farming systems. Emphasis is given to farmer participation and assessment and the use of new technologies (Published in the ILEIA Readings in Sustainable Agriculture series).

Preface v Acknowledgements vii Part I: Measuring Sustainability 1 Larry Harrington: 2 Measuring sustainability: Issues and alternatives Part II: What Criteria to Use? 17 J.C. Zadoks: 19 The costs of change in plant protection Douglas Horton: 29 Lessons from the Mantaro Valley Project, Peru Christine Pahlman: 43 Soil erosion? That's not how we see the problem! Allan Low: 49 On-farm research and household economics Part III: Aspects of Economic Assessment 63 Floris van der Pol: 65 Soil mining: An unseen contributor to farm income in southern Mali Michael Stocking and Nick Abel: 77 Labour costs: A critical element in soil conservation Charles Francis: 87 Sustainability issues with intercrops Pierre Morion: 97 Crop yields and the small-scale family farm economy: An example from the central Andes Anne Floquet: 102 Farmers' assessment of ecological cropping techniques Part IV: Comparing Farming Systems 113 Pedro Sanchez and Jose Benites: 115 Low-input cropping for acid soils of the humid tropics SusannaHecht: 129 Indigenous soil management in the Latin American tropics: Neglected knowledge of native people Hilario Padilla: 143 High and stable crop yields: The Bontoc rice terraces J. Palmer: 151 The sloping agricultural land technology experience Boudewijn van Elzakker, Rob Witte and Jan-Diek van Mansvelt: 165 Benefits of diversity: Organic coffee growing in Mexico Erik van der Werf: 175 Can ecological agriculture meet the Indian farmer's needs? M.P. Bimbao, A.V. Cruz andI.R. Smith: 187 An economic assessment of rice-fish culture in the Philippines Castillano dela Cruz, Clive Lightfoot and R.C. Sevilleja: 195 A user perspective on rice-fish culture in the Philippines Further Reading 205 Checklist of Criteria for Assessing Agricultural Technology 206

ISBN: 9781853391491
ISBN-10: 1853391492
Series: Ileia Readings in Sustainable Agriculture
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st July 1992
Publisher: ITDG Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32