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Joining Farmers' Experiments
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Bertus Haverkort, Johan van der Kamp, Ann Waters-Bayer
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Ileia Readings in Sustainable

Collection of case reports in which farmers are the prime researchers and in which research scientists or agricultural advisers participate. Most of the papers are translations or reprints of publications collected as background material for the ILEIA workshop on participatory technology development in sustainable agriculture in Leusden, The Netherlands in
Farmer Innovation in Africa
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Chris Reij, Ann Waters-Bayer
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-10 - Publisher: Routledge

One of Africa's major untapped resources is the creativity of its farmers. This book presents a series of clear and detailed studies that demonstrate how small-scale farmers, both men and women, experiment and innovate in order to improve their livelihoods, despite the adverse conditions and lack of appropriate external support
A History of Farming Systems Research
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Michael P. Collinson
Categories: Agricultural systems
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

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
Risk Management for Maize Farmers in Drought Prone Areas of Southern Africa
Language: en
Pages: 109
Authors: Michael P. Collinson
Categories: Agricultural systems
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: CIMMYT

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Trees on the Farm
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Steven Charles Franzel, Sara J. Scherr
Categories: Agroforestry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-03-19 - Publisher: CABI

Most published books on agroforestry have focused on biophysical aspects. There has been a lack of scientifically rigorous information about the socioeconomic features of agroforestry, and the adoption of agroforestry practices by farmers.This book fills that gap by assessing the adoption of selected agroforestry practices developed with African farmers, describing