System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development

Applications of Systems Approaches at the Farm and Regional Levels

Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, held at IRRI, Los Banos, Philippines, 6–8 December 1995

Editors: Teng, P., Kropff, M.J., ten Berge, H.F.M., Dent, J.B., Lansigan, F.P., Van Laar, H.H. (Eds.)

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Systems approaches for agricultural development are needed to determine rational strategies for the role of agriculture in national development. Mathematical models and computer simulation provide objective tools for applying science to determine and evaluate options for resource management at field, farm and regional scales. However, these tools would not be fully utilizable without incorporating social and economic dimensions into their application. The second international symposium, Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, held in Los Baños, 6-8 December 1995, fostered this link between the bio-physical sciences and the social sciences in the choice of keynote papers and oral presentations, a selection of which is included in this book. The book's contents further reflect how systems approaches have definitely moved beyond the research mode into the application mode. The large number and high quality of interdisciplinary research projects reported from different parts of the globe, to determine land use options that will meet multiple goals and yet sustain natural resource bases, is a key indicator of this `coming of age'. At the farm level, where trade-off decisions between processes and products (commodities) feature strongly, much progress is also evident in the development of systems-based tools for decision making. This book will be of particular interest to all agricultural scientists and planners, as well as students interested in multidisciplinary and holistic approaches for agricultural development.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Opportunities for systems approaches at the farm scale

    Jones, J. W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Systems approaches to farm management in variable environments

    Patanothai, A.

    Pages 19-29

  • Interdisciplinary tool for optimizing agricultural production and erosion: a conceptual model

    Boerboom, L. G. J. (et al.)

    Pages 31-43

  • The economics of wheat production in the rice-wheat system in Nepal

    Bhattarai, M. (et al.)

    Pages 45-52

  • Modelling long-term effects of crop residue management for sustainable farming systems

    Bruentrup, M. (et al.)

    Pages 53-64

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applications of Systems Approaches at the Farm and Regional Levels
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, held at IRRI, Los Banos, Philippines, 6–8 December 1995
Editors
  • Paul Teng
  • M.J. Kropff
  • H.F.M. ten Berge
  • J.B. Dent
  • F.P. Lansigan
  • H.H. Van Laar
Series Title
System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development
Series Volume
5
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5416-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5416-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4285-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6278-7
Series ISSN
0928-9526
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 468
Topics