By M.P. Collinson
Farming platforms study (FSR) can be outlined as a diagnostic technique, offering a set of equipment for researchers to appreciate farm families and their decision-making. Its functions use this knowing to extend potency within the use of human and budgetary assets for agricultural improvement, together with examine, extension and coverage formulation.This ebook presents a close heritage of FSR. whereas it comprises the applying of FSR to built kingdom 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 individuals from 20 nations, illustrating either the range and coherence of FSR. The ebook 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 presents a wealth of knowledge and insights for all curious about agricultural improvement.
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The influence of multilateral agencies was more evident on the design and implementation of the Integrated Rural Development (IRD) projects initiated at the end of the 1960s. These were specifically aimed at improving production and living conditions of small traditional farmers through agencies and policies designed to help the consolidation of the industrial sector. In a number of countries these IRDs were important components of national development policy, and in some cases, as in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, FSR: Origins and Perspectives Honduras and Mexico, this lasted until the mid 1980s.
In September 1978 in Zacapa, we began to firm up the Sondeo methodology. While ICTA was primarily a crop research institute, it did have a small livestock component. Our first livestock survey in early 1978 was problematic. For the first time we were unable to understand the farming system being studied. By concentrating on the livestock and not considering either the crops, or the interaction of the two, the livestock practices did not make sense. A follow-up survey including both was successful.
Report, made occasional visits to ICTA in Guatemala. On one of these I was showing him around the country and explaining the differences in farming systems as we drove. He said, ‘Pete, I can see that you understand the differences in these systems that to me look very much alike. ’ This question and challenge stayed with me and while on sabbatical leave from the Rockefeller Foundation at the University of Florida (UF) in 1980, I decided to accept the challenge. Rather than return to the Foundation, I chose to stay on at UF and became the Coordinator (a non-title) of the Farming Systems Program (a non-entity) in IFAS (the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences) at UF.
A History of Farming Systems Research (Cabi Publishing) by M.P. Collinson