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Farmers' Research in Practice

Edited By Laurens van Veldhuizen
ISBN: 9781853393921
This book examines farmers' innovation through 17 wide-ranging case studies from around the world. It concludes by revisiting the major themes in relation to the lessons learned, and sets out the future issues and challenges for governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in agricultural development.

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  • Synopsis
    Having established the central concepts of farmers' research, this book examines farmers' innovation through 17 wide-ranging case studies from around the world. It concludes by revisiting the major themes in relation to the lessons learned, and sets out the future issues and challenges for governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in agricultural development. Published in the ILEIA Readings in Sustainable Agriculture series.
  • Table of Contents
    Introduction
    1. Let's try it out and see how it works 31
    by Ueli Scheuermeier
    2. The craft of farming and experimentation . 39
    by Arthur Stolzenbach
    3. Crazy but not mad 49
    by Henri Hocde
    4. Innovative farmers in the Punjab 67
    by HS. Bajwa, G.S. Gill and 0.P Malhotra
    5. Viage-based cassava breeding in Tanzania 83
    by Dominick de Waul assisted by ER. Chinjinga, L Johansson,
    RE Kanju and N Nathaniels
    6. Extension through farmer experimentation in Sudan / 89
    by Samia Osman Ishag, Omelnkaa Hassan A1 Fakie, Mohamed Ahmed Adam, /
    Ymsir Mohamed Adam, Mzalil Waggan Bremer and Mathias Mogge /'
    7. Moulding our own future 109
    by Chesha Wettasinha in collaboration with A. K Gunaratna and Padmini Pfthana
    start to experiment systematically and to seek options for their own future.
    8. Starting with local knowledge in participatory research 115
    by Aresawum Mengesha and Martin Bull
    9. Tillage research challenges toolmakers in Kenya 127
    by David Mellis, Ham'et Skinner Matsaert and Boniface Mwaniki
    10. Farmer research brigades in Zaire 139
    by Sylvain Mapatano Mulume
    I I. Kuturaya: participatory research, innovation and extension 153
    by Juurgen Hagmantz Edward Chuma and Kudakwmhe Murwira
    12. Why do farmers experiment with animal traction? 177
    by Henn Schmitz, Aquiles Simdes and Christian Casellanet
    13. Empowering farmers to conduct experiments 199
    by Edward Uuddell
    14. Farmers' laboratory 209
    by Marius Broekema, Jan Diepenbroek and Luppo Diepenbroek
    15. Strengthening community capacity for sustainable agriculture 217
    by Peter Gubbels
    16. Supporting local farmer research committees 245
    by Jacqueline Ashbj Teresa Garckz, Manna del Pilar Guerrero,
    Carlos Alberto Patiiio, Carlos Arturo Quiroz and Jose Ignacio Roa
    I 7 Farmers' study groups in the Netherlands 263
    by Natasja Oerlemans, Jet Proost and Joost Rauwhorst
    Lessons and challenges for farmerled experimentation
  • Details
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    Editor Laurens van Veldhuizen
    Number of Pages 288
    Format Paperback / softback