System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development

Systems approaches for agricultural development

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, 2–6 December 1991, Bangkok, Thailand

Editors: Penning de Vries, F.W.T, Teng, Paul, Metselaar, Klaas (Eds.)

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Agriculture is changing rapidly all over the world. Intensification, diversification, optimizing scarce resources, integrated pest management, sustainability and climate change are key issues for agricultural institutes. The best solutions will be found by integrating disciplines. Organized thinking about future farming requires forecasting of the implications of alternative ways to farm and to develop agriculture. Systems thinking and systems simulation are indispensable tools for such integration and extrapolation. About 150 scientists and senior research leaders from all over the world participated in the symposium `Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development' to discuss these issues. The symposium reviewed the status of systems research and modeling in agriculture, with special reference to evaluating their efficacy and efficiency for achieving research goals, and to their application in developing countries, promoted international cooperation in modeling, and increased awareness of systems research and simulation.
This book comprises the papers on the technical subjects. Well informed authors describe and illustrate how systems research was used to improve agricultural production systems of all continents and in diverse environments.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Designing improved plant types: a breeder’s viewpoint

    Hunt, L. A.

    Pages 3-17

  • Improvement of rice plant type concepts: systems research enables interaction of physiology and breeding

    Dingkuhn, M. (et al.)

    Pages 19-35

  • Designing improved plant types for the semiarid tropics: agronomists’ viewpoints

    Muchow, R. C. (et al.)

    Pages 37-61

  • Simulation in pre-testing of rice genotypes in Tamil Nadu

    Palanisamy, S. (et al.)

    Pages 63-75

  • Genetic specific data for crop modeling

    Ritchie, J. T.

    Pages 77-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Systems approaches for agricultural development
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, 2–6 December 1991, Bangkok, Thailand
Editors
  • F.W.T Penning de Vries
  • Paul Teng
  • Klaas Metselaar
Series Title
System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2840-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2840-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1880-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5262-7
Series ISSN
0928-9526
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 543
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
Topics