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Opportunities, Use, and Transfer of Systems Research Methods in Agriculture to Developing Countries :  Proceedings of an International Workshop on Systems Research Methods in Agriculture in Developing Countries, 22-24 November 1993, Isnar, the Hague - Peter R. Goldsworthy

Opportunities, Use, and Transfer of Systems Research Methods in Agriculture to Developing Countries

Proceedings of an International Workshop on Systems Research Methods in Agriculture in Developing Countries, 22-24 November 1993, Isnar, the Hague

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Although the application of systems approaches in agricultural research and natural resource management is a rather new field, there is already increasing demand for implementation of these approaches. This will require a critical mass of specialists in national agricultural research systems and international agricultural research centers. While these institutions are setting themselves up for systems research, the experience that has been gained in this area needs to be evaluated, further possibilities need to be explored, and new objectives and targets need to be set. This book contains the papers of a three-day seminar on systems approaches and modelling for agricultural development. The seminar, which was held at ISNAR and co-organized by ICASA, was attended by participants from twelve national agricultural research systems, nine international agricultural research centers, and five advanced research organizations. In 24 chapters the book assesses the state of the art of systems approaches in agricultural research, resource management, and rural planning, and gives an impression of the evolution of this interdisciplinary field and its use.

Foreword
Editorial
In memoriam C.T. de Wit
Sustainable growth in agricultural production: the links between production, resources, and researchp. 3
A case for setting common objectives for natural resource managementp. 29
Supporting agricultural research policy and priority decisions: an economic-ecologic systems approachp. 45
The role of systems analysis as an instrument in policy making and resource managementp. 67
The development of strategies for improved agricultural systems and land-use managementp. 81
Needs and priorities of NARS for the management of natural resources: Bangladeshp. 105
Bhutan's research needs and priorities for the management of natural resources: a small country's perspectivep. 127
The institutional and organizational implications of integrating natural resource management and production-oriented researchp. 139
Data requirements for agricultural systems research and applicationsp. 153
Issues of development of an international soils and terrain databasep. 167
Multiple-goal planning as a tool to analyze sustainable agricultural production options in Malip. 189
Needs and priorities for the management of natural resources: a large country's perspectivep. 199
The use of systems analysis methods - the experience at a national level (India)p. 213
Opportunities for use of systems approaches in agricultural research in developing countries - the Senegal experience in research systemsp. 227
The SANREM CRSP: a framework for integration of systems analysis methods in a sustainable agriculture and natural resource management research and development agendap. 233
Requirements for systems research in agricultural and environmental sciencesp. 255
Systems research methods and approaches at CIAT - current and planned involvementp. 271
Systems approaches for crop improvement and natural resource management research in CIMMYT: past and futurep. 281
CIP's experiences in the use of systems analysis and simulationp. 289
Experience of the use of systems analysis in ICARDAp. 295
Systems analysis for agroforestry research for development: the experience of and future use by ICRAFp. 303
The use of systems analysis at international and program levels: IITA's experiencep. 313
Capacity building and human resource development for applying systems analysis in rice researchp. 323
Systems research at WARDAp. 341
Summary of recommendationsp. 359
Acronymsp. 363
Subject indexp. 365
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ISBN: 9780792332053
ISBN-10: 0792332059
Series: System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 367
Published: October 2007
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 1.57